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Voice for Hazaras Laments Lost Chances in Afghanistan’s Tumult

Voice for Hazaras Laments Lost Chances in Afghanistan’s Tumult

By David Joly KABUL, Afghanistan — AFTER his return to Afghanistan from exile, in 1986, Azizullah Royesh immediately became a tireless advocate of education as a bridge over the divisions that have made his country a battleground for decades. Mr. Royesh has been hailed at home and internationally for his work at Marefat High School, his innovative […]

Jeffrey Stern and “The Last Thousand”

SEILER SMITH Jeffrey Stern, a former Pulitzer Center grantee, is coming out with his first book, The Last Thousand: One School’s Promise in a Nation at War on January 26, 2016. This book is the fruit of a dream and also some risky decisions. Right after college, Stern wanted to be a writer, but he wasn’t sure […]

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Hunted Hazaras travel ‘Death Road’ through Afghanistan

West of the Afghan city of Maidan Shahr is a 40-kilometre stretch of paved highway known as “Death Road”, where drivers say the country’s ethnic Hazara minority are slaughtered by militants “like sheep and cows”. “The spit dries in our mouths from fear when we pass it,” says Mohammad Hussain, who ferries passengers along the […]

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The Malalas of Quetta

By Munira Abbas Hazaras light candles for peace against sectarian attacks in Quetta on February 15, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS QUETTA: Twenty-three-year-old Mehrin Kausar sits in front of the stove at her modest residence in Marriabad on Alamdar Road, staring at the swaying flame that her family’s meal simmers on. In her eyes, however, the fire to […]

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Taliban Killed 30 Hazara Policemen

By Zafer Shayan According to the latest reports, 30 local Hazara policemen have been killed and beheaded in Jalrez District of Wardak Province in Afghanistan. This tragedy happened when the Taliban attacked on security checkpoints in Jalrez district on early Thursday July 2, 2015. Some local and international media reported that several policemen were killed […]

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Five Hazaras gunned down in Quetta

By Mohammad Zafar At least five people belonging to the Hazara community were gunned down in Quetta’s Circular Road area near Meezab Chowk Sunday evening. Unidentified armed men on two motorcycles opened indiscriminate fire on the victims, who were sitting outside a tea shop in the area. Four of them died on the spot, while one […]

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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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The Hazara Nationalism:  in Music and  Historical Literature

The Hazara Nationalism: in Music and Historical Literature By Barakat Rastgar  The Hazara nationalism was a response and reaction to the Afghan Nationalism. Hazaras thought that they were not being represented well, and they were kept away from political decision making process. The Hazara nationalism emerged in 1980s, and kept changing with circumstances. As identity […]

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From Persia to Parade College – an unlikely refugee journey

By Laurie Nowell Elnaz Tavancheh, an ethnic Hazara who fled her home in Iran to avoid persecution and threats, completed her VCE at the school this year and is hoping to study at university. After fleeing to Indonesia from Iran and taking a dangerous boat journey to Christmas Island, she and her mother are now […]

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