Tag: Ethnic Violence

  • Why don’t Baloch comrades attack LeJ-Jundullah-Taliban instead of killing innocent settlers and labourers?

    Related posts: In defence of Punjabis: Stop target killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan LUBP has previously published several posts highlighting and condemning attacks on innocent (non-combatant) civilians particularly those of Punjabi, Sindhi, Saraiki, Muhajir and Pashtun backgrounds in Balochistan. On numerous occasions, murder of innocent civilians is proudly claimed and shamelessly celebrated by Baloch […]

  • MQM- The Dilemma

    MQM, its rise, its style of politics, transformation from a so-called nationalist party into a pressure group, its claim to be sole representative of Urban Sindh, its attempts to change its outlook and increase influence outside urban Sindh and become a nationalist party and its own strategic, organizational and operational faults which have become the […]

  • Ethnic Conflict in Karachi- From Past to Present -1

    Partition of India and migration has left long term effects, challenges and issues which are mostly overlooked by intelligentsia and opinion makers in both India and Pakistan which in turn has impacted conventional wisdom and formed many misconceptions. Many past and present issues for example Khalistan, Kashmir or Karachi (K seems to be the lucky […]

  • At the threshold of ethnic genocide – by Muhammad Saeed Akhter

    Since the decade of 80s’ Pakistan has become the battle ground of proxy wars. Afghan Jihad ignited extremism in our somewhat tolerant society once. In my childhood there prevailed sobriety in the first ten days of Muharram and the majority of Sunnies devotedly participated in the majlis (gathering for mourning) ,coming out with soaring eyes because of wailing […]

  • In response to Declan Walsh’s article on Karachi’s deadly divide – by Shaista Aazar

    Sheen Alif is as an avid LUBP reader who has written this piece exclusively for LUBP. He maintains his own blog titled “Backbenches”. I am writing this post after reading a recent article by Declan Walsh, the Guardian correspondent in Pakistan. In his article, Walsh talks about the ethnic divide in Karachi, but it seems […]

  • The sectarian-ethnic scourge in Pakistan: The legacy of General Zia-ul-Haq

    The sectarian-ethnic scourge The killing fields of Dera Ismail Khan in the NWFP claimed more victims on Tuesday as a grenade attack killed one man and wounded 18 others inside a Sunni mosque. The attacker hurled the hand grenade at the worshippers during evening prayers, causing a stampede and leading to more injuries. This is […]

  • Systematic killing of Hazara Shias in Balochistan

    Targeting Hazaras Wednesday, January 28, 2009 The killing of the chairman of the Hazara Democratic Party in Quetta adds to the violence inflicted on the minority community. The murder, for which the Sunni extremist group, the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, has claimed responsibility, has been labelled a sectarian one. The Hazaras, a distinct ethnic group which make up