The news sectarian violence in Khairpur shocked. Rural Sindh is a peaceful area. The incident told us that sectarian outfits have extended their tentacles to our poor areas.
Fighting erupted over the playing of devotional poetry at a loud volume. There was a Quran recitation ceremony was going in the vicinity. Though rangers have controlled the violence, but the seeds of hatred had been sown.
This ugly incident could have easily avoided by the saner elements of the groups that was playing devotional songs. However, sectarian hatred did not allow them to listen to the demands of the other party.