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Religious minorities’ woes

Amidst all the kerfuffle about general elections looming on the horizon, our attention has been diverted (inadvertently or deliberately?) from the continuing plight of religious minorities in our society. Consider.…

Captain Aladin And Religious Minorities

Captain Aladin and religious minorities

We know that religion is the last refuge of a scoundrel. However, we did not know that our national son-in-law, Captain (r) Safdar, was so keen to join the league…

The welfare of minorities

EACH year, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom publishes its annual report, which normally includes a chapter on Pakistan. In its 2022 report, the Commission focused on blasphemy and…

‘Minorities’ and their rights

Talking about minority rights is essentially an attempt to change the world for future generations; how societies treat their minorities often reflects their ideals for the future. We can mimic…

Religious tourism

For the first time in Canada’s national history, November is being celebrated as Hindu Heritage Month. The resolution, presented by Chandra Arya, a Hindu member of the Canadian parliament, to…

The future of minorities

Protests against the amended Citizenship Act introduced by Indian PM Narendra Modi’s government continue to grow and intensify in India. Although this bill is against Muslims, there is hope, as…

Minorities Under Attack?

Minorities under attack?

“The government of Pakistan failed to adequately protect minorities groups, including Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Ahmadis, and Shia Muslims, and it perpetrated systematic, ongoing, egregious religious freedom violations; this occurred despite…

Religious bias okayed

IT’S always been easy for power-seeking Pakistani clerics and politicians to set our simple-minded religious masses on fire. But, as Prime Minister Imran Khan just discovered, jumping on to a…

Minorities at risk

AS a country, we bask in the praise of foreigners, but when they are critical — as they often are — we bristle with indignation and go into our usual…