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“Nomad Expansion and commerce in Central Afghanistan” Part 1

“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 […]

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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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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World Poetry Day: 324 Poets from 93 Countries Unite to Stop Genocide of Hazara

324 noted poets including Nobel, Pulitzer, continental and national literary prize winners as well as the presidents of the international poetry festivals, presidents of PEN clubs, and writers associations from 93 countries have chosen to release an open letter to world leaders, this March 21st . They have chosen to observe World Poetry Day by […]

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Mullah Omar Farman Plans to Destroy the Hazara Cultural and Historical Monument of the Buddahs of Bamiyan

TRANSLATION OF THE PASHTO TEXT : ISHAQ MOHAMMADI/ ART PHOTO BY NAJIBULLAH MUSAFER Mullah Omar’s Farman to Taliban – A copy of this document (written in Pushto) was secured from Taliban’s Dept of Interior Ministry after US bombing in late 2001.The document is an order/policy by Mullah Omar to the Taliban commanders. Mullah Omar Farman […]

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No Better Subject than “Afshar Massacre” for Angelina Jolie’s New Movie in Afghanistan

by Mohammad Amin Wahidi Two months after her first movie’s premiere and worldwide success, as a new director, Angelina Jolie has announced to the media that she has an idea and is writing a script on the Afghanistan Civil War. Her debut feature, “In the Land of Blood and Honey”, a critically acclaimed movie about […]

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Unrestrained, Talibanized Nomadism

by Nasruddin Hemati On the verge of the US forces withdrawal following a decade of strong presence here, Afghanistan remains unstable, with the government failing to address even some tiny security issues. Instability has grown by the increasing insurgency through new mechanisms put in practice by the resisting militants. No need to say, once the […]

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Six Hazara civilians killed by Taliban land mines in Ghazni Province

Hazara People: a remote control mine explosion by Taliban killed six Hazara civilians of the same family. Mr. Zia a local mechanical technician of Zardalo area of Qarabagh district was killed along with his two children, an uncle, a sister –in- law and a nephew. According to Hazara People collaborators, the mine has been planted […]

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2,777 civilians killed in Afghanistan in 2010

KABUL, March 9 (Xinhua) — Civilians killed in Afghanistan jumped 15 percent to 2,777 in 2010 from a year earlier, a joint report by Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) and UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) said Wednesday. A total of 2,080 or 75 percent of civilian death toll were attributed to anti-government insurgents, […]

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The human rights community finally notices the Taliban’s war crimes

News Flash: The Taliban Violate Human Rights The human rights community finally notices the Taliban’s war crimes. By Christopher Hitchens Even in a week that concentrated all eyes on the magnificent courage and maturity of the people of Cairo, a report from Kabul began with what must surely be the most jaw-dropping opening paragraph of […]

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