Religious prejudice and textbooks in Pakistan

Dawn Editorial

Sponsored by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, the study concludes that many textbooks foster intolerance against religious minorities, particularly against the Hindu community.

As a result of this “teaching discrimination”, the likelihood increases that violent religious extremism will continue to grow in the country, weakening religious freedom in the process.

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Categories: Law

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  1. Connecting the Dots: Education and Religious Discrimination in Pakistan — A Study of Public Schools and Madrassas:

    This study was sponsored by:
    U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)
    The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 as an entity separate and distinct from the State Department. USCIRF’s principal responsibilities are to review the facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom internationally and to make independent policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress. USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and the leadership of both political parties in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

    Here is the link to read the whole study:

    Click to access Pakistan-ConnectingTheDots-Email%283%29.pdf

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