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From Persia to Parade College – an unlikely refugee journey

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 […]

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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Hazara: Saga of an Entity Fallen Between Cracks

POEMS FOR THE HAZARA A MULTILINGUAL POETRY ANTHOLOGY AND COLLABORATIVE POEM Executive Editor: Kamran Mir Hazar FULL PAGE PUBLISHING 2014 Reviewed By: Debasmita Ganguly With Haiku’s Body: Sometimes they want to chain your hands and feet If necessary become a fish, If necessary an elephant saved from extinction! Kamran Mir Hazar There you are…standing alone, […]

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The Anti-Apartheid Leader’s Farewell

Hazara People International Network:The world has lost a great man of our time today; a man who spent his life time fighting for justice and equality. As one of the most oppressed ethnic group in the world, the Hazaras value Mandela’s struggles for peace and justice as they have been the victims of injustice and […]

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Hazaras Have Nothing To Lose But Their Lives

By Sam BungeyOctober 31, 2013 A young filmmaker travelled to Quetta, Pakistan, to find out why so many Hazaras are risking their lives to seek refuge in Australia. Matthew Abbott found one Hazara man, Hussain, brave enough to allow him to film his desperate, dangerous bid for asylum from the start. It is still far from […]

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Pakistan: 10 Steps to Improve Human Rights

Urgently Address Militant Attacks, Security Force Abuses, Religious Intolerance August 23, 2013 (New York) – Pakistan’s new government should urgently address serious human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif outlining “10 Steps to Improve Human Rights.”  The abuses include attacks on religious minorities, disappearances in Balochistan, and […]

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