Asia In The Shadows
The Sialkot Lynching
Less than four weeks ago, Pakistanis woke up to some horrific news out of Sialkot in Punjab. The images and videos uploaded on Twitter and YouTube by locals from the area showed a mob beating a single man who could barely defend himself. What was his sin?
The actions were incomprehensible and forced Pakistanis to look inward and to inspect the laws of the land. With the rise of far-right and extremist ideologies all over the world, it is now Pakistan’s turn to have a long look at the compromises it makes that further legitimise elements in its society that lead to destruction, death and international disrepute.
Please note that if you do google the videos and images of the crime perpetrated in this case, consider yourself warned as the images are very triggering.
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