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Pakistan’s marginalised Hazara women turn to Chinese martial arts for self-defence

Hundreds of Pakistani Hazara women are learning how to deliver side kicks and elbow blows as martial arts booms within the marginalised community.Hazaras, who are mainly Shia Muslims, have faced decades of sectarian violence in the southwestern city of Quetta, living in two separate enclaves cordoned off by checkpoints and armed guards to protect them.Women must also contend with routine harassment from men, with groping commonplace in crowded markets or on public transport.“We can’t stop bomb…


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