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    I happen to be often critical of India mostly due to the rise of Hindu Nationalists and treatment of minorities. However, allow me to narrate my view regarding the minorities of Pakistan.
    Pakistan’s track record when it comes to religious minorities is disgraceful. 70 years on, we are still struggling to provide equal opportunity and social stature to them. The issues that revolve around them are very low on our priority list.
    Pakistan is a third world country with about 97% Muslim population. Understandably, a common Pakistani does not even think about the issues that our minorities face, as a common man is struggling with his everyday issues such as inflation, poverty, unemployment, etc.
    People of Pakistan should remember we were also once a minority. We created Pakistan because we feared persecution at the hands of the majority. Muslim League offered to share power but congress with the backing of the majority refused to share power.
    "I do not agree that religion is a private affair of the individual nor do I agree that in an Islamic state every citizen has identical rights, no matter what his caste, creed or faith be" - 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Nazimuddin
    We have to look within, are we not doing the same?
    It saddens me that our revolution (Pakistan Movement) has become like the very idea it stood against, the tyranny of the majority.
    Look into our Christian, Hindu, Ahmadi eyes. I assure you, you will see sadness and pain. They will not tell of their pain, but they will look into your eyes to try to find hope.
    Prophet Muhammad said the sign of a momin is that he is brave when he is weak, and he is merciful when he is powerful. Today, we (Muslims) are the most powerful bunch. We make laws as we please and we break them too as we please.
    But we bring out our religious minority leaders on T.V once a year on 11th of August and we never address their problems again for a whole year, because we are more concerned about what Maryam Nawaz said and how Pervez Musharaf responded.
    Recently a Pakistani Hindu on Quora said to me “people judge my loyalty (to Pakistan) based on my faith. Why do you think he feels that way? He is not lying. I believe him. Someone, somewhere has definitely made him feel that way.
    Innocent people have been jailed, churches have been destroyed, loans have been refused, jobs have been lost and housing has been refused simply because of the faith they adhere to.
    We are guilty!
    Let’s not differentiate between their (minority) problems and our (Muslim) problems.
    It has been too long.

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