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Religious Minorities as victims to Terrorism: Socio-linguistic and Social bonds for reclaiming them in District Kohat, Pakistan

Jan Alam1, Syed Shujaat Ali2 & Niaz Muhammad3

Abstract
The fire of terrorism, ignited by 9/11, cast chronic effects on overall Pakhtun society, including the religious minorities who remained most hard-hit, as terrorist groups full of cut-throats fanatics, particularly in Pakistan, justified their brutalities through religion. Their fear of being shot, slaughtered, or victimized through hooting, verbal abuses, linguistic slogans, and physical attacks, pushed them to silence, seclusion, and sometimes leaving their jobs and abodes. The researchers witnessed the clouds of fear and mistrust looming large over their
faces inside district Kohat, which is home to a plethora of diverse religious
minorities. Although the intensity of terrorism has subsided now, yet the feelings
of mistrust and avoidance survive between the majority and minorities…

Keywords: Terrorism, religious minorities, social bonds, intercultural
communication