A year without Salmaan Taseer —By Marvi Sirmed

“On Taseer’s first death anniversary, Pakistan is still hostage to bigotry, obscurantism and religious radicalisation that does not only persecute religious minorities, but minority sects within the majority community. Shias are being killed every day, Ahmedis’ persecution is the order of the day, Hindu girls are routinely abducted and forcefully converted, and Christians live under constant fear.”