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Gunmen kidnap 30 members of Hazara community in southern Afghanistan

Gunmen kidnap 30 members of Hazara community in southern Afghanistan

Kandahar, Afghanistan: Gunmen in southern Afghanistan kidnapped 30 members of the Hazara ethnic community, authorities said Tuesday. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack Monday afternoon, nor demanded a ransom. The 30 people were kidnapped from two vehicles on a major road in Zabul province, provincial Gov. Mohammad Ashraf said. He said authorities were trying […]

Dispatches: Afghanistan’s Afshar Agonies Remembered

by Ahmad Shuja Twenty-two years ago, residents of Kabul’s Afshar district awoke to the sound of rockets launched at them from a nearby mountainside. February 11, 1993, marked the bloody dawn of the Afshar campaign, one of the worst mass atrocities of Afghanistan’s civil war of the early 1990s. Powerful militia-backed faction leaders systematically planned and […]

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A Hazaragi Restaurant

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A Hazaragi Restaurant

A Hazaragi restaurant in Dahan Awdila Village, Behsood District, Maidan Province. A restaurant in the middle of two destination has historical significance in Afghanistan, particularly in Hazara populated areas.When Hazaras have a long distance journey, they need to stay in any restaurant in the middle of the way for a night or even sometimes two or three nights. […]

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Nine Hazara Passengers Killed by Taliban

By Mohemed Rizaee Jaghori is one of the Ghazni’s districts which is located in central-east of Afghanistan, and it is one of the districts comprised of Hazaras. The major roads which connect Jaghori to Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, and other major cities are controlled by the Tabliban. The Taliban have stopped vehicles, which […]

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Pakistan to Pakenham

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Pakistan to Pakenham

From death threats to a new home to the United Nations, knowledge has shaped Zakia Baig’s life. She spoke to CASEY NEILL about its value. “We could not stay in our country, in our home. It wasn’t safe.” ZAKIA Baig’s dedication to education forced her to flee her home in Pakistan. But it also secured […]

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The peculiar case of Liaquat Ali Hazara

By Eisa Ali, Liaquat Ali Hazara   The West tells Muslims to condemn terror but Britain wants to deport a prominent anti-Taliban campaigner back to Pakistan. Doing so would seal his fate. At the end of last year, the world recoiled in horror as the Pakistani Taliban launched an attack on a school in Peshawar […]

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Stemming Hazara Killings in the Islamic State Era

By Brian Perkins While the international community scrambles to end the Islamic State-led atrocities against Iraq’s Shia community, a similar, albeit more isolated scenario is unfolding in Quetta, Pakistan. However, there has been no outpouring of support or concerted intervention to stop the systematic killing of Quetta’s Shia Hazara community. Instead, they have been left […]

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Documentary Highlights Sectarian Issues

By Syeda Shehrbano Kazim ISLAMABAD: The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), an Islamabad-based think tank, in collaboration with the Minority Rights Group (MRG) UK, hosted the launch of a documentary titled ‘Shaheedo Tum Kahan Ho’. The documentary gives an account of the target killing of the Hazara community in Quetta. The documentary contains an account […]

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Hazara Artist Khadim Ali Joins the Board of the Art Gallery of NSW

By Elizabeth Fortescue A Hazara artist from Doonside who grew up in the shadow of Taliban persecution will join some of Sydney’s wealthiest movers and shakers on the board of the Art Gallery of NSW. Khadim Ali, 36, joins high profile AGNSW board members including businessman James Packer’s sister Gretel Packer, art collector Geoff Ainsworth, […]

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Rough Crossing

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Rough Crossing

Rough Crossing ———————- Fleeing persecution, a group of ethnic Hazaras set out for Australia by sea. One of them documented the harrowing voyage with a camera.By Lynne Minion As he stepped onto a boat on the Indonesia coast, Barat Ali Batoor knew he might not survive the voyage to Australia. But it was a risk he […]

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