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From Afghanistan’s Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas

From Afghanistan’s Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas

by Philip Reeves Aziz Royesh is a man whose life has been defined by one over-arching ambition: He says he simply wants to be a teacher. At 46, he has achieved that goal in one of the most difficult and dangerous environments in the world — Afghanistan. He has also founded a school that is now […]

HAZARA PERSECUATION IN PAKISTAN

BY ABDUL RAHIM CHNAGEZI The existence of Hazara nation in this part of region including Quetta is from 15th and 16th centuries, when they use to travel frequently in various parts of subcontinent through Pak-Afghan border. They permanently started inhabiting various areas of Pakistan during the 19th century, When the mass killing of Hazara’s started […]

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Can Afghanistan Avoid the History of Ethnic Subjugation?

By Ali Reza Sarwar There is serious evidence indicating that Afghanistan may return to a chaotic past where severe inter-ethnic clashes could define the country’s future. The recent developments, particularly after President Ashraf Ghani came to power in a disputed election last December, support this gloomy prediction. On January 12, 2015, Ghani announced the names of his 25 […]

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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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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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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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