Thursday, August 17, 2023

Pakistani government's failure to prosecute TLP has emboldened the group

 There are a few reasons why the Pakistani government has not prosecuted Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) for their anti-Christian and anti-Qadiani acts.

  • Political pressureTLP is a powerful political party with a large following. The government may be reluctant to prosecute them for fear of alienating their supporters.
  • Lack of evidenceIn some cases, there may not be enough evidence to prosecute TLP members for their crimes. For example, it can be difficult to prove that someone was motivated by religious hatred when they commit a crime.
  • Weak law enforcement. The Pakistani law enforcement system is notoriously weak. This makes it difficult to investigate and prosecute crimes, including those committed by TLP members.
  • Government complianceSome critics have accused the Pakistani government of being complicit in TLP's activities. They argue that the government has turned a blind eye to TLP's crimes, or even actively supports them.

Whatever the reasons, the Pakistani government's failure to prosecute TLP has emboldened the group and allowed them to continue their campaign of violence and intimidation against Christians and Qadianis. This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.

In 2021, the Pakistani government banned TLP after the group staged a violent protest that left several people dead. However, the ban was lifted a few months later after TLP agreed to end its protests. It is unclear whether the government will be able to keep TLP under control in the long term.

The international community should pressure the Pakistani government to prosecute TLP members for their crimes and to take steps to protect Christians and Qadianis from violence and discrimination.

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