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Punjab Policy brief-1 Securing Punjab’s social & cultural diversity

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• This policy brief summarizes the deliberations of the first of six provincial-level policy dialogues on counter-violent extremism in Punjab. The first policy dialogue focused on the cultural, religious and social diversity in Punjab with a view to explore how far that had been used or could be used to counter violent extremism.
• Some participants suggested that in terms of faith-based diversity, the attitude of the people of Punjab was generally formed by their ancient caste biases, and not necessarily by religious ones.
• In the counter-violent extremism perspective, the cultural aspect had weakened which had many reasons. The elements that protected diversity or acted as defense mechanism in society were in grave crisis. ...

Event Report:
‘Revive Punjab’s pluralistic culture to fight extremism’: Punjab dialogue forum


Publisher: Pak Institute For Peace Studies (PIPS)