Mohajirs in Pakistan: A Case of Nativization of Migrants



A large number of countries in the contemporary world have experienced ethnic revival in recent times. Ethno-linguistic communities which lived within the framework of so-called nation states have started asserting themselves in search of a separate political identity, devolution of power and even independence. Ethno-nationalist movements have taken different forms ranging from holding of referendums for determining the issue of devolution or independence to resorting to armed struggles. The process of decolonization left issues of delimiting proper frontiers between new states or determining the fate of migrant populations living outside their homelands unresolved. This led to irredentist claims of certain countries to parts of the territory of neighbouring states and to their support for ethnic movements.


Ethnic Community Quota System Ethnic Conflict Migrant Community Lower Middle Class 
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