Session_8_-_MQM_and_sectarianism

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Module 3: Ethno-national Conflicts The Mohajir movement and Sectarianism GMT 107, Session 8, 28 Mar- 1 Apr   2011 Ms. Ayesha Saeed 1/17/12 1 GMT 107 - Ayesha Saeed -
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The Mohajir Conflict Case 3 1/17/12 GMT 107 - Ayesha Saeed - 2
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Understanding the mohajir conflict 1/17/12 GMT 107 - Ayesha Saeed - 3 Urdu-speaking migrants from central India settled mostly in Sindh. Torch-bearers of the Pakistan movement – formed the political leadership of the new state. Comprised of the middle-class educated ‘salariat’. Fluidity of their identity: Until the 1970s, they were staunch supporters of “Pakistani Muslim nationalism’ Change started to happen in the 1970s. By 1986, they started demanding recognition of a ‘fifth’ nationality in Pakistan.
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Brief timeline - I 1/17/12 GMT 107 - Ayesha Saeed - 4 1947 – Migration of Muslims from India – 20% settle in Sindh. 1947-50s – Mohajirs had strong presence in political
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