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Sikhs are under threat in Pakistan Empty Sikhs are under threat in Pakistan

Post by rawemotions Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:57 pm


Peshawar, a sprawling and chaotic city of 3.8 million, lies in a conservative region awash with radical Islamist ideology. Pamphlets praising Islamic State (IS), a group fighting to set up a global Islamic caliphate, have recently appeared.
According to police, at least eight Sikhs have been killed in the past year and a half — the first ever recorded sectarian killings of Sikhs in Pakistani history.
Sikhs have a long and colourful history in Pakistan. Originally persecuted by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in the 17th century, they fled to the remote mountains on what is now the Pakistan-Afghan border and settled among Pashtun tribes.


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