Failing our Legends: Extremist defaced Abdus Salam Poster
What happened: A bunch of students from an organization which goes by the title of State Youth Parliament defaced Dr. Abdus Salam picture in Gujranwala. The whole event was recorded in which extremist and abusive slogans were chanted.
But why: Abdus Salam belongs to the Ahamdi community which has been persecuted by religious fundamentalist for many years.
Who is Abdus Salam: Abdus Salam is a Pakistani theoretical physicist who received Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979
What people are saying: This act of extremism got Twitter in a storm. People from academics, journalists sphere are calling this act “Shameful” and “intolerant”
This growing sense of intolerance and extremism is threatening for the image of Pakistan as a peaceful country at both regional and international level.