MEReports: Is it a clash between Pashtun tribal culture and Farsiwan (Tajiks, Turks, Hazaras, etc.)? To some degree it is: Farsiwan culture is sophisticated and extended from Iraq and Anatolia to India and over the Oxus into Central Asia and Inner Asia. Persian culture produced hundreds of thousands of titles of scientific and literary import;
BBC: A group of locals in the northern Afghan province of Jawzjan have reportedly been forced to “migrate”. A number of Uzbek / Uzbek and Turkmen residents in Jowzjan’s Qushtepe district say “houses and thousands of acres of land have been confiscated by nomads” and that Taliban officials have “imprisoned protesters”. Click here to read
#Taliban fighters shooting at remnants of buddha sculptures they blew up two decades ago in 2001. #Afghanistan video via EtilaatRoz pic.twitter.com/2mRyPB8l4H — Sharif Hassan (@MSharif1990) November 1, 2021 Ron Synovitz Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 10, 2021 A video recorded recently in Afghanistan shows Taliban gunmen using the remnants of the Bamiyan Buddhas for target
Al Jazeera: As one of the largest ethnic groups in Afghanistan, the Hazara people have endured various forms of oppression from Pashtun rulers and governments, including slavery, systematic expulsion from ancestral homes and lands, and massacres. These experiences have led some to consider Hazaras to be one of the “most persecuted people in the world”.
The Taliban are destroying the historic Greshk Fortress in Helmand and building a religious school in its place. This is the fort where Amir Timur wounded in his leg. pic.twitter.com/lqFUKLXiep — Bamiyan | بامیان (@BamiyanLove) September 16, 2021