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Letter: Trend Of Promoting Ethnicity In Universities

Himayat Ullah – Islamabad

The rise of ethnicity in Pakistan is not only case with the Baloch, but also with other ethnic ethnicities like Pashtuns, Sindhis and Punjabis. Students studying outside their provinces associate themselves with the identity of their culture.

It’s astonishing for us when these students are in their province they are separated into different political parties and political organizations. Same people integrate in a collection which is non-political when they are out of their province. The arrangement of these students are commonly known as “Councils” in some university such as Quid Azam University Islamabad these councils are registered. But in other universities Such as National University of Modern languages, International Islamic University, Arid agriculture, Iqra, Comsats and in rest these are not registered. The combination of these students under one platform is not in identifiable province although it is sign of ethnicity which is at high peak where they all are separated in particular province.

Here the students are promoting their ethnicity which is considered a contradiction of the law. It is not prohibited act anywhere in Pakistan. It’s a precedent for the people who are separated their own province and using ethnicity of their own interests.

Promotion of ethnicity is not banned act in the constitution of Pakistan. Students are not only promoting their ethnicity but also obeying the laws under the legitimate jurisdiction. Being in a particular group is sign of unity where it is not case only with Baloch’s but also with rest of the ethnic groups students being nationalist it makes no clarity that they are violating the law or creating  uncertain situation.

In spite of this, there is no legal act in the constitution of Pakistan for promotion of ethnicity. The Government of Pakistan should go for new laws where the ethnic groups that are promoting their ethnicity through peaceful means would be an illegal action in constitution of Pakistan.

Published in The Balochistan Point on May 28, 2015

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this article are those of the author and The Balochistan Point not necessarily agrees them.

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