Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy protests showcase minorities’ plight

By Asif Aqeel | World Watch Monitor

Anti-blasphemy protests in Pakistan have once again highlighted the fragile position of the country’s religious minorities.

Life in various parts of Pakistan virtually came to a halt on Saturday (25 November) after the police, paramilitary and other law enforcement agencies clashed with rioters in the capital, Islamabad, resulting in protests and road blockades spreading to other cities across the country.

Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, the Islamist political party at the heart of the protests, then accused riot police of being dominated by Christians and other religious minorities.