Persecution of Pashtuns in Pakistan highlighted in Geneva

Updated:3 months ago IST

Geneva (Switzerland), Sep 13 (ANI): The European Organization for Pakistani Minorities has displayed a photo exhibition in front of United Nations office in Geneva on Pashtun Long March which took place after the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old shopkeeper, of Pashtun origin on January 13, 2018. This is one manifestation of the misery heaped on the Pashtuns through the systematic proliferation of violence and extremism by the state over the years. The army claimed that Naqeebullah was associated with the Taliban. The incident was criticised by the Pashtun community worldwide, though it is not the first time such an act of brutality took place against the minority community in Pakistan. Nonetheless, after 71 long years of suffering, Pashtuns voiced their demand for justice in form of the 'Pashtun Long March', a nonviolent protest in Islamabad.

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