Reports from Pakistan: Tracing the challenges facing religious minorities
This online resource reports on violations faced by religious minorities in Pakistan, drawing on incident reports from local sources.
Groups such as Hindus, Christians, and Ahmadis, as well as sectarian minorities such as Shi’a, face multiple challenges including acute levels of discrimination and insecurity. This resource is part of a broader initiative focused on tracking and addressing various forms of violations.
According to Reports from Pakistan: Tracing the challenges of religious minorities, 2016 has not only seen violent attacks against Pakistan’s religious minorities, such as the Easter attack against Punjab’s Christian community, or the targeting of Hazara Shi’a in Balochistan, but also high levels of everyday discrimination providing a backdrop to these incidents.
- A timeline of reported incidents from August 2015 to May 2016 on Attacks against Christians
- Interviews with victims and survivors of the Easter Sunday suicide blast at the Gulshan-i-Iqbal park in Lahore
- Case study and interviews with residents of Majnu ka Tila, a temporary home for Pakistani Hindus in Delhi
- Documentary film – Shaheedo Tum Kahan Ho (O martyrs! Where are you?) – an account of targeted killings against Shi’a Hazara, includes interviews with family members, makes a plea for tolerance
- Backgrounders on freedom of religion or belief and religious minorities
Read the press release.
Photo: Hindus from Pakistan. Credit: Mirza Arif Beg.