Searching for protection
Searching for protectionPakistan's Shia minority continues to face violence across the country.
A Shi'ite Muslim takes part in protest near the covered bodies (not in picture) of Saturday's bomb attack victims during a sit-in in Quetta February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed
Is Pakistan’s government unable to provide security for its own citizens? Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a banned Pakistani militant group, continues to target the Shia community in Balochistan province. After three deadly bombings this year claimed hundreds of lives, members of Pakistan’s Shia minority are taking up arms to defend themselves. We examine the ongoing violence against the country’s Shia community.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Mohammad Taqi @mazdaki
Columnist, Daily Times
Major Nadir Ali
Senior leader of Hazara tribe in Pakistan
Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi @Ali_Abbas_Zaidi
Pakistan Youth Alliance
Saleem Javid @msaleemjaved
Human rights activist
Sajjad Changezi @sajjad_changezi
Shehroz Hussain @shehrozhussain
How should Pakistan respond to violence against its Shia minority in Balochistan? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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