SECTARIAN POLITICS IN PAKISTANI PUNJAB

A REAPPRAISAL

  • Ayyaz Gull GC University Lahore
Keywords: Sectarian Identity, Sajjada Nashin, Tehrik-e-Nafaz-e-Fiqa Jafriya, Sipah Sahaba Pakistan

Abstract

Pakistani Punjab has witnessed the re-emergence of sectarianism and posing a serious challenge to the state of Pakistan. This study intends to explore the main features of sectarian politics in post-colonial Punjab of Pakistan against the back drop of the movement against Ahmdiya sect in 1950s, Iranian Revolution and the rise of Shia-Sunni antagonism role of Islamization in the creation of exclusionary streak between Shia-Sunni, and the formation of rival organizations such as Tehrik-e-Nafaz-e-Fiqa Jafriya (TNFJ) and Sipah Sahaba Pakistan (SSP).

Published
2019-01-31