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National Policy brief-8 Cultural Diversity and Pluralism


• This brief summarizes the findings of the eighth working group’s meeting on Counter-Violent Extremism (CVE), which examined the spaces for cultural diversity and pluralism in Pakistan and their link to extremism and CVE discourses.
• Cultural diversity is anathema to an extremist body. One of the first acts of militants has been attacking symbols of cultural diversity.
• The group argued faith-based radicalism eroding cultural spaces is partly a transformation of state’s desire to impose Islam over the country’s varied ethnic groups...

Event Report:
Reclaiming cultural spaces can curb extremism

Publisher: Pak Institute For Peace Studies (PIPS)