BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)
Faculty / School
Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Date of Award
Date of Submission
Dr. Nausheen H. Anwar, Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, IBA, Karachi.
SSLA Culminating Experience
Law and Society, Linguistic Anthropology, National Security Law, Public Affairs, Public Administration, Race and Ethnicity, Urban Studies
Abstract / Summary
The Bengali ethnic community living in Karachi faces systemic discrimination that relegates them to the margins of Pakistani society. The group is denied National Identi fication Cards that strategically limits their access to basic civic amenities . The National Database and Registration Authority marks them as a conspicuous and foreign migrant group claiming that only those who were present in West Pakistan during the 1971 secession of Bangladesh are classified as Pakistani citizens. Certain legal amendments in recent years have ascribed an alien status to the group, making it increasingly difficult for them to prove their legal status as Pakistanis. However, the discrimination faced by them today is not a contemporary phenomenon. The purpose of this project is to provide a social psychological understanding for the continued discrimination against the Bengali ethnic group living in Karachi. This aim is achieved via the investigation of stereotypes and prejudices associated with them.
Shujaat, N. (2018). Investigating the stereotypes and prejudices associated with the Bengali ethnic group in Karachi (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/ugrad-projects/56
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