Business Standard

End killings of Hazara Shias: Pakistani daily

Image

IANS Islamabad
A Pakistani daily on Monday urged the government to take immediate steps to end the "genocide" of the Shia Hazara community.
"A genocide has been underway in this country of Shia Hazara community. Dozens have been killed and countless displaced from their homes, forced into exile to ensure their safety," said an editorial in the Daily Times.
"Our state institutions have failed miserably and multiple times to uphold their constitutional duty to protect Shia Hazaras' lives and properties," it added.
The daily said it was an open secret that militants associated with the outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), an offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba, were behind these killings.
"The community has been facing a genocide that has only gotten worse over the last decade," said the editorial.
--IANS
mr/soni

Disclaimer: No Business Standard Journalist was involved in creation of this content

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 3:56 PM IST

Explore News