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UK MPs debate position of Hazaras in Afghanistan and Pakistan – 2014

UK MPs debate position of Hazaras in Afghanistan and Pakistan – 2014

Note to Readers: This is 3rd ‘Hazara Debate’ since 2012 by Hazara APPG – group of Hon. MPs concerned about the ongoing Hazara Genocide/systematic discrimination in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Note about certain passages of HazaraDebate: Hazaras as Persian speakers – According to ongoing research by Hazara researchers, Hazaragi – native language of Hazaras – is […]

Two Hazara men shot dead in Quetta

QUETTA – Two members of the Hazara community were gunned down on Wednesday in Spini Road area of Quetta, police said. Imran Qureshi, the superintendent of police told media that unidentified gunmen opened fire on Spini Road killing two persons. The slain persons were identified as members of the Hazara community who were killed en […]

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The walking dead

By Mehmal Sarfraz Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently released a heart-rending report titled ‘We are the Walking Dead’ on the plight of the Shia Hazara community in Balochistan. The 62-page report is an indictment of the state’s failure to protect Shias from being massacred by the Laskhar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), a banned militant group. The accounts of […]

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Human Rights Watch Report 2014 About Hazara Genocide in Quetta- Pakistan

“We are the Walking Dead” Download the full report (PDF) Killings of Shia Hazara in Balochistan, Pakistan Glossary Map of Pakistan Map of Balochistan Summary Key Recommendations To the Government of Pakistan To the Provincial Government of Balochistan To Major Donors and Pakistan’s External Partners, including the United States, European Union, Japan, Australia, the World […]

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What is driving the ongoing violence and prejudice against  minorities in pakistan?

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THE HAZARAS

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THE HAZARAS

By Julian Burnside AO QC. Since about 1998, a significant proportion of boat people coming to Australia have been Hazaras from Afghanistan or Pakistan. On 26 August 2001, the Norwegian cargo ship MV Tampa rescued the passengers of a small boat called the Palapa. The Palapa was breaking up in moderate seas in the Indian […]

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Why Hazaras are being Killed in Pakistan?

by Muhammad Younas|outlookafghanistan Once again Lashkar-e-Janghvi (LeJ) terrorists have managed to kill 28 Hazara pilgrims including women and children in Mastung district, some 50km Southwest of Quetta City, Pakistan and the provincial government once again has failed to protect the lives of its citizens. With respect to Hazara killings, the terrorists always get right information to murder Hazaras […]

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Hopelessness vs helplessness

by Dr Saleem Javed After Interior Minster Chaudhary Nisar’s visit to Alamdar road and a successful negotiation with the community leaders, the Hazaras finally agreed to lay to rest the bodies of their loved ones after a two-day sit-in. It was exactly the same month, January 2013, when members of the Hazara Shia community placed […]

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Thousands protest Mastung bloodbath

QUETTA: Despite freezing temperatures, thousands of members of the Hazara Shia community staged an ongoing sit-in in Quetta to protest against the killing of Shia pilgrims in a bombing in Balochistan’s Mastung district. The demonstrators gathered Wednesday morning at Alamdar road, vowing to continue their protests until authorities launch a crackdown against the militants. Officials […]

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Anniversary of twin bombings: Remembering the Hazara mowed down in Quetta

  By Maha Mussadaq / Photo: Muhammad Javaid Published: January 11, 2014 ISLAMABAD: Smartly-turned out in his neatly-combed hair and zipped-up jacket, Hassam Haider, 13, would occasionally step out to relight the candles struggling to fight the chilly wind at the vigil held in the memory of human rights activist Irfan Ali here on Friday evening. […]

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