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Five Hazaras gunned down in Quetta

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 […]

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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Pakistan’s Hazara: ‘It’s like living in jail’

Pakistan’s Hazara: ‘It’s like living in jail’ Surge in sectarian violence puts Pakistan’s minority Hazara community in state of fear and frustration. By Purvi Thacker Hazaras are experiencing increasing persecution, during the current wave of sectarian violence in Pakistan [Reuters] In a room, empty except for an old cupboard with an orange dupatta-covered suitcase on […]

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“Nomad Expansion and commerce in Central Afghanistan” Part 1

Nomad Expansion and commerce in Central Afghanistan A Sketch of Some Modern Trends By Klaus Ferdinand In 1892 the independent status of the Hazara was finally ended, for, after various revolts, they were crushed by the forces of Amir Abdur Rahman Khan which advanced on Hazarajat from all sides. All the Hazara leaders were captured […]

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“Nomad Expansion and Commerce in Central Afghanistan” Will Be Publishing Soon

Every year nomads, Kochi Taleban, attack on Behsood, Nahore, west of Kabul, and other parts of Hazarajat. Up to now, hundreds of Hazaras have been killed, and hundreds of their homes including their mosques, schools, and hospitals have been burned down by Kochi. Kochi have not only burned Hazaras’ houses, mosques, schools, and hospitals , […]

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The Forgotten Victims of Terror

John Denham, Labour MP for Southampton, Itchen Ethnic and religious minorities have faced appalling violence from ISIL forces in Iraq and Syria. But another community has suffered at the hands of very similar ideologues for far too long. Decisions at this weekend’s Nato conference may help determine their future too. The Hazara are an indigenous […]

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and Shahmama is injured…!

By: Jawad Sadey Lakoo The girl from the land of snow, wind, rain & Buddha (Shahmama & Salsal); the goddess spreading smiles, broke but never her smiles faded! Her voice strengthens those cursed by men in power. Despite grief & pain of a thousand-year, she speaks with vitality and walks tall filled with energy. Not […]

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