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All poll sites in Yakawlang, Bamyan Center, Panjao and Waras running out of ballot papers, 1000s could be deprived of vote

Bamiyan, 18th September 2010: Currently people are angry on insufficient number of ballot papers. Some serious irregularities have taken place in Bamyan like there are 10,000 voters in mostly Tajik populated district of Saighan and Independent Election Commission sent 20,000 ballot papers. Tajik dominated Kahmard District of Bamyan got 6,000 more ballot papers than actual […]

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Afghan minority leader says government blocking his voters

Hazara People note: We respect all people, but Hazara people are not Afghan. Afghan or Pashtun is another ethnic group in Afghanistan. By Hamid Shalizi JABAR KHAN, Afghanistan JABAR KHAN, Afghanistan (Reuters) – The Afghan government has deliberately shut polling stations under a pretext of insecurity in relatively safe areas where the Hazara ethnic group […]

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Two polling stations are closed in Uruzgan Khas

Afghanistan Independent Election Commission has taken decision to close six polling stations in Uruzgan Province. Two of the polling stations are located in Hazara populated areas of Uruzgan Khas District. Those two areas are Gandao High School and Hossaini High School. Estimated 18,000 Hazara voters are eligible to vote in this election. During 2005 election, […]

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Government Conspiracy to Reduce Hazara Votes

As the Afghan parliamentary elections are getting close, there are concerns of Government-led fraud-preparations for polls’ rigging. Many people have yet not the registration card for voting. The Afghan Election Commission has established registration centers in different areas according to population for people to get card. But in capital Kabul, the numbers of registration centers […]

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Afghan fears over a Taliban deal

By Lindsey Hilsum, Updated on 19 July 2010 As Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai moves to negotiate with the Taliban, International Editor Lindsey Hilsum travels to Bamiyan, to meet the female governor who fears that her people will be the ones “to have to make sacrifices”. Afghanistan’s only female provincial governor has a dilemma. Habiba Sorabi […]

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“Diaries of Kandahar”  (1884 – 1905) / HAZARAS In the View of British Diaries

This is a small effort towards facts and figures that has been missing since last one century regarding civil war between Amir Abdul Rahman of Kabul (Afghanistan) and Hazaras of Hazarajat (also called Hazaristan in Afghanistan). In this document the British News writers of that time documented the daily important News and reports for the […]

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Taliban Kill 9 Members of Minority in Ambush

By ALISSA J. RUBIN KABUL, Afghanistan — At least nine Hazara men have been killed in an ambush in a remote area of central Afghanistan that is largely controlled by the Taliban, the police and a local representative of the Afghan intelligence service said Friday. The area where the attack took place is dominated by […]

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Why do we learn new language?

By: kawa gharji Opponents of the Farsi language are increasing. Those who remember media time under mohammad Dawoud time and also how Turky and Amin came to power, will quickly understand what Mr. khoram saying. It is not that Mr. Khoram, habibullah Rafie and their friends had no  plan for Pashto and Farsi languages in […]

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Afghanistan: Massacre in Yakaolang

Media Advisory 28 March 2001 AI Index ASA 11/007/2001 – News Service Nr. 56 Afghanistan: Massacre in Yakaolang Amnesty International today issued a report on January’s massacre of over 300 unarmed men and a number of civilian women and children by Taleban forces in Yakaolang, in Bamiyan province. According to eyewitness accounts, Taleban forces began […]

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Massacres in Yakaolang

Amnesty International has now obtained detailed information which corroborates earlier reports of the massacre of civilians in Yakaolang in the central province of Bamiyan. According to eyewitness reports, Taleban forces began to arrest people and summarily execute them when they recaptured Yakaolang on 7 January this year. They had lost Yakaolang to Hezb-e Wahdat – […]

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