Topics: Pakistan, Islam, North-West Frontier Province Pages: 4 (1396 words) Published: March 23, 2013
Assignment 3-3
Migration, Immigration, and Emigration, and Their Effects on Religion, Women, and Minorities in the Developing World

Stephanie Miller
HUMN 305 Global Issues
Professor Susan Jaeger

Migration, Immigration, and Emigration, and Their Effects on Religion, Women, and Minorities in the Developing World

Dear Globalization Committee of Pakistan:

The attached report is the results of my research on immigration, emigration and migration, and how it would currently affect women, minorities and religion as we, the committee, develop regions of Pakistan and prepare them for globalization. How can we help, and not harm women, and minority groups as we attempt to assist them in doing business and communicating globally? How can we make sure that the religious groups of Pakistan can feel free to worship? How can we allow the people of Pakistan to assimilate themselves into the workplace, and into the world in as seamless a fashion as possible?

Pakistan was formed as a Muslim state. The countries now known as Pakistan and India were known as the "Indian princely states" until their independence from Britain in 1947. At that time , India and Pakistan were formed, and the countries that the citizens chose to migrate to (if they weren't already there, that is) depended on the religion of said citizens. There was an enormous migration of Muslims and Hindu's from 1947 through 1950. Things often became violent between passing caravans travelling in opposite direction (Naujoks, 2009). Therefore, the way that migration did affect the religious sectors of Pakistan, was a very important topic back then, and is certainly still important now. Bias and prejudice toward Hindu minority from Muslims exist to this day. Muslims immigrating from Pakistan to India do not feel safe, whatever the reason for the migration, and vice versa. Muslim immigrants are often looked upon as terrorists in India. Hindus living in Pakistan, whether they...
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