Dynamics of Sectarian Violence in Pakistan: Recommendations to the Policy MakersAsma Khan Mahsood* and Muhammad Kamran
Department of Political Science, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Asma Khan Mahsood
Department of Political Science
Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 07, 2017; Accepted date: June 23, 2017; Published date: June 29, 2017
Citation: Mahsood AK, Kamran M (2017) Dynamics of Sectarian Violence in Pakistan: Recommendations to the Policy Makers. Arts Social Sci J 8: 283. doi: 10.4172/2151-6200.1000283
Copyright: © 2017 Mahsood AK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sunni and Shia are the major sects living in Pakistan. Both the sects lived peacefully for decades. For centuries, it was a common tradition to pray at the same mosques and to intermarry. Both the sects shared faith on the concept of monotheism and the finality of last prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). They have diverse views on the interpretation of Islamic laws. But since last three decades Pakistan is under the serious threat of sectarian cruelty. The most regrettable aspect of the hostility is that both the sects are claiming that they are serving the religion. The killing of innocent peoples is in their view is to serve the religion. The extremist and radical tendencies portray the religion of peace into the religion of violence.