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Ethnic violence erupts in Karachi

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01:09 Mecca time, 22:09 GMT
News CENTRAL/S. ASIA
Ethnic violence erupts in Karachi
Shooting in a Mohajir locality of Karachi is said to have sparked Wednesday's deadly rioting [EPA]

At least 20 people have been killed and 24 others injured in clashes in Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, local hospital officials say.

Waseem Ahmed, the city police chief, said the clashes on Wednesday were the result of a dispute between the city's ethnic groups Mohajirs and Pashtuns.

Violence erupted in different parts of the port city after an unidentified man opened fire in a Mohajir neighbourhood in the centre of the city.

Officials from two major hospitals in the city said they had received 10 bodies each of people shot in the riots.

Dozens of cars and several shops were burnt in the riots.

Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman, reporting from Islamabad, said two supporters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, a party generally representing the Mohajirs, had been found shot in the northern suburbs.

"There has been indiscriminate firing in the northern suburbs of the city with six police officers wounded," he said.

"It is very unsure how the police will be able to respond to the violence."

Karachi, Pakistan's financial capital, has a long history of ethnic, religious and sectarian violence but has been relatively peaceful in recent years.

The city is dominated by Mohajirs, Urdu-speaking people who migrated from India after Pakistan was created in 1947, but there is also a sizeable population of ethnic Pashtuns.
Source: Al Jazeera and agencies
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Sounds similar to mob hits in the '20's.

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So..... what is the difference between Mohajirs and Pashtuns? Geographic location? Accent? Green eyes? Religion? Crotch details? Is it like North Dakota going to war with South Dakota?
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How exactly does violence erupt ?
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Sorta like a boil I guess.
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So..... what is the difference between Mohajirs and Pashtuns? Geographic location? Accent? Green eyes? Religion? Crotch details? Is it like North Dakota going to war with South Dakota?

Your attention to detail is underwhelming





UPDATED ON:
Thursday, April 30, 2009
01:09 Mecca time, 22:09 GMT
News CENTRAL/S. ASIA
Ethnic violence erupts in Karachi
Shooting in a Mohajir locality of Karachi is said to have sparked Wednesday's deadly rioting [EPA]

At least 20 people have been killed and 24 others injured in clashes in Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, local hospital officials say.

Waseem Ahmed, the city police chief, said the clashes on Wednesday were the result of a dispute between the city's ethnic groups Mohajirs and Pashtuns.

Violence erupted in different parts of the port city after an unidentified man opened fire in a Mohajir neighbourhood in the centre of the city.

Officials from two major hospitals in the city said they had received 10 bodies each of people shot in the riots.

Dozens of cars and several shops were burnt in the riots.

Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman, reporting from Islamabad, said two supporters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, a party generally representing the Mohajirs, had been found shot in the northern suburbs.

"There has been indiscriminate firing in the northern suburbs of the city with six police officers wounded," he said.

"It is very unsure how the police will be able to respond to the violence."

Karachi, Pakistan's financial capital, has a long history of ethnic, religious and sectarian violence but has been relatively peaceful in recent years.

The city is dominated by Mohajirs, Urdu-speaking people who migrated from India after Pakistan was created in 1947, but there is also a sizeable population of ethnic Pashtuns.
Source: Al Jazeera and agencies
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
01:09 Mecca time, 22:09 GMT
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Ethnic violence erupts in Karachi
Shooting in a Mohajir locality of Karachi is said to have sparked Wednesday's deadly rioting [EPA]

At least 20 people have been killed and 24 others injured in clashes in Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, local hospital officials say.

Waseem Ahmed, the city police chief, said the clashes on Wednesday were the result of a dispute between the city's ethnic groups Mohajirs and Pashtuns.

Violence erupted in different parts of the port city after an unidentified man opened fire in a Mohajir neighbourhood in the centre of the city.

Officials from two major hospitals in the city said they had received 10 bodies each of people shot in the riots.

Dozens of cars and several shops were burnt in the riots.

Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman, reporting from Islamabad, said two supporters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, a party generally representing the Mohajirs, had been found shot in the northern suburbs.

"There has been indiscriminate firing in the northern suburbs of the city with six police officers wounded," he said.

"It is very unsure how the police will be able to respond to the violence."

Karachi, Pakistan's financial capital, has a long history of ethnic, religious and sectarian violence but has been relatively peaceful in recent years.

The city is dominated by Mohajirs, Urdu-speaking people who migrated from India after Pakistan was created in 1947, but there is also a sizeable population of ethnic Pashtuns.
Source: Al Jazeera and agencies

I can read asswipe. So, what is the difference? There is about a thousand dialects in the region so that is a moot point. What else is there? Is this just clan shit or what?
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The Google Fu is very weak in this one.




Must like being told what to think.
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Mohajir mean immigrant... Look it up Stu, if you're really interested in learning, but you can always claim the high ground and pretend that it doesn't matter, they are all the same them savages and you're so mighty and civilized...
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Mohajir mean immigrant... Look it up Stu, if you're really interested in learning, but you can always claim the high ground and pretend that it doesn't matter, they are all the same them savages and you're so mighty and civilized...
The sad part is that for about 1/10 of the keystrokes Stu needed to ask the original, vapid, oh so revealing question, a truly inquisitive learner for life could have answered his own question, and then some.

But apparently glib nonsensical condescension suites him.
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