On the Asian Century, Pax Sinica & Beyond (XIII): Pakistan’s state-terrorism and the plight of the Pashtuns

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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In North-West Pakistan, that is in the global epicentre of Jihadism, Islamic extremism, and militancy, a new peaceful, socio-political movement has emerged. Facing a double threat, from regional and international terrorists on one side and from the federal government and its security sector agents on the other, local Pashtuns articulated their grievances and launched the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (Movement for the protection of Pashtuns, PTM). Led by liberal and secular politicians and activists, the civic grassroots initiative PTM gained much popularity in the region during the last few years and translated the human suffering incurred by the Pashtuns into a national discourse with growing international significance. Today, the PTM is one of the ‘most powerful human rights voices’ in Pakistan. […]

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2020
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2022 07:01
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Military science
Controlled Keywords: Pakistan, Paschtunen, Menschenrecht, Dschihadismus, Terrorismus, Islam
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pakistan, Dschihadismus, islamischer Extremismus, Militanz, Terrorismus, Paschtunen, Paschtunen-Tahafuz-Bewegung, Menschenrechte, Basisaktivismus / Pakistan, jihadism, Islamic extremism, militancy, terrorism, Pashtuns, Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, human rights, grassroot activism
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: Pakistan
Series: Themen > SADF Comment
Volume: 197
Additional Information: DOI: 10.48251/SADF.ISSN.2406-5617.C197 (der Erstausgabe)