Pakistan: Sectarian War Scourging an Entire Nation

Sanchita Bhattacharya
2019 Zenodo  
The world sectarianism is derived from "sect", which means the body of people having varied views within the same religion. Since the last three decades, sectarianism is damaging the state as well as the society of Pakistan. It has become a peril to the stability of the country. The Ahmadi community, accepted as a minority sect of Islam at the time of the country's independence, became the first minority group to be targeted for sectarian violence in 1953. Sectarian violence was rife in
more » ... in the 1980s and early 1990s. Besides, on the downhill, the present decade is experiencing a continuation of sectarian skirmishes in various pockets of Pakistan – Karachi, Kurram, Jhang, Quetta, etc. Religious scholars, lawyers, doctors, government officials, educationists, other professionals, shopkeepers, students, and vendors, all have been targeted in one way or the other due to sectarian differences. The ongoing sectarian skirmish is dividing the already divided population of Pakistan with dangerous ramifications. It can be rightly put into writing that common people of Pakistan are living in fear since last few decades sectarian conflicts have amplified assassination, suicide bombings, bomb blasts, and numerous terrorist attacks.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3623088 fatcat:7osgzbjtwjgjxc7kq3oyqsvrou