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National Policy brief-5 Constitution, Citizenship and Governance


• This brief summarizes the findings of the fifth working group’s meeting on Counter-Violent Extremism (CVE). The meeting explored to what extent is extremism linked to the provision of constitutional rights and physical services provided by the state. Focus was made of how the concept of citizenship is absorbed by people, and how governance is carried out on the ground.
• Exclusion is at the heart of violent extremism, the group noted. Militants hit at religious minorities, already pushed to the margins, and exploit areas where normal law is missing or services are denied.
• The group stressed upon equality. By treating citizens with equality, ideological spaces of militants can be reduced; and by bestowing similar rights and services to all geographical areas, physical spaces under militants’ influence can be secured. ....

Event Report:
Treating citizens and regions with equality, will dent extremist spaces

Publisher: Pak Institute For Peace Studies (PIPS)