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How To Treat Minorities: Pakistanis Should Learn From Jacinda Ardern

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has shown exemplary leadership in the wake of the mosques attack in Christchurch in which more than 50 people were killed.

Not only has she termed the attacker a ‘terrorist and a criminal’, and refused to call his name, she has also stood shoulder-to shoulder to the victim families and assured them of justice and financial assistance. She was also seen wearing a hijab in solidarity with the victim families and is getting praise from all parts of the world for her strong leadership.

Exceptional Leadership At Such A Crucial Time

‘She Deserves A Special Tribute’

‘Proved To Be A Great Leader And An Even Greater Human Being’

Jacinda’s remarkable leadership has had people in Pakistan questioning the country’s leadership and public. Has the country’s leadership or the masses ever shown Ardern-like strength when minorities were attacked, killed or subjected to violence in the country?

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‘Did We Even Visit An Imam Bargah Or A Shrine Or Mosque Of Another Sect For That Matter To Show Sympathy?’

‘We’ve A Huge Psychological Disorder, The Insensitivity And Indifference’

‘When Pakistan Screeches In Hyperbole About Minorities Targeted In Other Lands. But Doesn’t Squeak About Minorities REGULARLY Targeted At Home In Hate And Terror Attacks’

But Is The Leadership To Blame When There Is A Lack Of Tolerance Among Masses?

In 2017, the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed a Holi gathering and wished Hindus well on occasion. Religious cleric accused him of committing ‘Shirk‘. PPP co-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has also been criticized for celebrating Holi in Umerkot.

Previously, ex-PM Benazir Bhutto had to go through the same.

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Attacks On Religious Minorities In Pakistan

Earlier this week, a Christian women said she was allegedly abducted by a Mullah who raped her for the first two days and tortured her for 10. She was also forcefully converted to Islam, and has accused police of harassment.

Last month, a Hindu Temple in Umerkot was attacked by unknown assailants who set fire to holy books and scriptures. PM Imran Khan ordered to probe the matter but the miscreants are still at large.

Last year, an angry mob destroyed an Ahmadiyya worship place in Sialkot, but the authorities paid no heed.

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