Yasir Arfat Baloch
Why are minorities just the easy access for massacre in most parts of the world? Political rivalries, economic discrimination and social injustice are no more dilemmas for the minorities, but the religious extremism and sectarianism are the syndromes to raise uncertainty in a society and state. Kinship syndrome may create threat for every believer in every corner of the globe. The Muslim massacre in Myanmar, Bosnia and massacre of Christians and Hazara’s in Pakistan is changing the dimensions of the clashes in between the civilizations. The cruel assault on Christians may be the revenge on the kinship bases by an unaware Muslim or a tactic to sabotage the peace dialogues with Taliban.
Killing of an innocent human is the killing of whole humanity; this is considered in each religion not just in Islam or Christianity. The recent suicide attack on a church in Peshawar, Pakistan was a cruel and a condemnable act claimed by a militant group Jind Allah (the solider of God). It is alleged to have carried out attacks on Shias in Iran and Pakistan, but the first attack on the Christians in Pakistan at time when the Pakistani government was going to negotiate with TTP Tarik a Taliban Pakistan. Eighty-three people have so far been killed; many are women and children among them. The question rises here is that, is it the failures of government to protect its minorities or the Fundamentalists are not in favorer of non-Muslim human in their country?
The killing of minorities in Pakistan can put a bad image on international level because it is the open violation of human rights. Massacre or genocide everywhere in the world in every religion is condemnable. Islam, strictly speaking, not allows the killing of a single human especially of minorities, and defines rights for them in a society.
The witnesses of such attack may take a revenge on kinship bases or the non-state actors are interested to create a fundamentalist image of Pakistan. Human rights violation is on its peak in most parts of the world, Chemical weapons use in Syria, Afghan war, genocide of Muslims in Myanmar, minorities killings in Pakistan are alarming threats for world peace. In the current scenario of international affairs, Muslim world is facing a complex anarchy in extreme absence of democracy. The Arab uncertainty, Syrian conflict, Somalia issue and killing of minorities in Pakistan are human rights violation that can affect the image of Islam. Is the human blood as much cheap?
The attackers on a church may think to get revenge from whom those are responsible for killing of Muslims or exploiting Muslim resources. However, they never think that these poor Christian communities are our own citizens and the member of our state. They never think for a while that Islam does not allow a single drop of blood be shed.
This is a very ample challenge for the PML(N) government to pursue and reduce the human rights violation in country and to pave the way for the protection of the minorities without that a peaceful and developed Pakistan will be a dream. Human right activists and Organizations may come forward with the governments of the countries to counter certain acts where minorities’ precious blood is shedding in a cheap cost.
Minorities’ rights and human rights violations are global dilemma in each corner of the world. These issues must be eliminate at broader level when each country takes some concrete steps for the minorities and ensure human rights and protect their minorities. The clerics of each religion should preach religion in the real form.
At last, the government of Pakistan should take such steps and the religious clerics must preach Islam in real form and condemn the killing of minorities for the broader interest of country and Islam.
The author is a student of International Relations at NUML Islamabad. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org