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Pashtuns rising up against years of military oppression

Frustrated by decades of persecution by the state, Pakistan’s minority Pashtuns have taken to the streets in a protest movement sparked by the police shooting of Naqeebullah Mehsud in a staged gun battle. The 27-year-old, who was from the northwest Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), which are often targeted for unpopular security crackdowns, was shot dead on January 13. Rao […]

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