The Sipah-I-Sahaba/Pakistan (SSP) is a Sunni sectarian group that follows the Deobandi school. Violently anti-Shi’a, the SSP emerged in central Punjab in the mid-1980s as a response to the Iranian Revolution. Pakistani President Musharraf banned the SSP in January 2002.
The group’s activities range from organizing political rallies calling for Shi’as to be declared non-Muslims to assassinating prominent Shi’a leaders.
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