Govt. and Security Forces Fail to Protect Shias --- HRW

  • The Pakistani government should urgently act to protect the minority Shia Muslim community in Pakistan from sectarian attacks by Sunni militant groups, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should hold accountable those responsible for ordering and participating in deadly attacks targeting Shia.

    While sectarian violence is a longstanding problem in Pakistan, attacks against ordinary Shia have increased dramatically in recent years, Human Rights Watch said. In 2012, at least 320 members of the Shia population have been killed in targeted attacks. Over 100 have been killed in Balochistan province, the majority from the Hazara community.

    “Deadly attacks on Shia communities across Pakistan are escalating,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “The government’s persistent failure to apprehend attackers or prosecute the extremist groups organizing the attacks suggests that it is indifferent to this carnage.”

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    ملک میں فرقہ واریت تب بڑھتی ہے جب سیکورٹی ادارو اور حکومتوں کو اپنی سیاسی ضروریات کے لیے اس کی ضرورت پڑتی ہے اور وہی اس کے ذمہ دار ہیں

  • Very mischievous games are being played in Pakistan by Iran, Russia, Israel,India, China, Saudi Arabia,Afghanistan and the UAE. These mentioned countries are playing dirty games on Pakistani blood at Pakistani soil. Pakistani blood is dripping heavily and the Pakistani soil is being soaked with it.

  • @HF Sb,

    Once again you've come up with some vague comments !

    Please keep this thread dedicated to on-going Shia-genocide in Pakistan by Taliban affiliates SSP/LeJ terrorists !

    Kindly explain how Israel, India, and China helping/supporting SSP/LeJ terrorists in carrying out massacres of Shias ?

  • It is the foreign involvement of many countries in various sections of our society which are causing variety of tragedies. It is our own fault to keep our doors so open for foreign intrusion. The geographical situation of Pakistan is so important that no. of powers have jumped into Pakistan for their war of interests. Our country has gone to chaos because of this war among so many countries.

  • @HF,

    Kindly explain how Israel, India, and China helping/supporting SSP/LeJ terrorists in carrying out massacres of Shias ?

  • This year-old article by Amir Mir is worth-reading !

    Blood flows freely in Pakistan

    By Amir Mir

    ISLAMABAD - The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ - Army of Jhangvi), a Pakistan-based, al-Qaeda-linked, anti-United States, Sunni Deobandi sectarian-turned-jihadi group, has let loose a reign of terror against the Shi'ite minority...

  • ""THE state’s failure to evolve a strategy for protecting communities that are vulnerable because of their beliefs has resulted not only in an escalation of attacks on them but also in the emergence of new and more vicious forms of violence.""