ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Karachi Riots of December 1986-Crisis of State and Civil Society in Pakistan

Karachi Riots of December 1986 Crisis of State and Civil Society in Pakistan Akmal Hussain THE violence that erupted in Karachi during December 1986, both in scale and sheer brutality, was unprecedented since the partition of the sub-continent in 1947. What we saw were bands of men armed with kalashnikovs charging into the homes of communities they had lived with for a generation

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