05 septembrie 2022

A New Era of Sectarian Violence in Pakistan


Related TagsPakistanWhat’s new?  The rise of a local Islamic State franchise and the growing influence of a hard-line and violent protest movement known as “Labaik” that draws support mostly from Pakistan’s Barelvi majority, open a new chapter in the country’s sectarian violence, which until recently was driven largely by Deobandi groups.Why does it matter?  These two groups, though very different, are responsible for some of the country’s worst intercommunal bloodshed. Sectarian militancy thus [...]