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”.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 25, 2021 Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned that the attacks against Afghanistan’s Shi’ite minority perpetrated by an affiliate of the Islamic State group amount to crimes against humanity. Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-K) has claimed responsibility for some of the worst recent attacks in Afghanistan, including suicide bombings among Shi’ite
8am: A public source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Hasht-e Subh that the Taliban district governor had told Pato residents that the land should be occupied by Pashtuns and that Kindir residents had no right to return to their land. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 22, 2021 Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses the Taliban of forcibly displacing hundreds of families across Afghanistan, mainly as a form of “collective punishment” against ethnic Shi’ite Hazaras and people associated with the former government. Since the hard-line Sunni group came to power in August, the Taliban has ordered Hazaras
AND: This is a first-hand report from an asset on the ground in the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan with whom AND Magazine is in contact. Taliban forces in the Panjshir Valley are rounding up all males 12 and over and taking them away. The individuals being taken are not being questioned. There is no indication
By Farangis Najibullah Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 31, 2021 Returning from work in the newly developed neighborhood of Shahre Naw, Zakiya Alemzada stopped at Bamiyan’s old bazaar to buy bolani — stir-fried flatbread stuffed with potato — for her usual, late lunch. But her regular small talk with the woman who sells bolani — for
Tolo News: A day after two blasts occurred in the west of Kabul, former vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili warned that the people will “attempt anything” to ensure their safety if the government does not prevent “targeted attacks against Hazara community” as well as other injustices in the country. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: In a statement issued on Thursday Mohaqiq said that the attacks on civilians are not justified and is “a clear example of crime against humanity and genocide.” Highlighting attacks on Sayeed-ul-Shuhada High School, Dasht-e-Barchi Maternity Ward, Maiwand Wrestling club and several attacks during prayers in Mosques, Mohaqiq said: “People who are killed in schools
Ariana: Following a surge in targeted attacks against civilians in the predominately Shiite Hazara community in the western suburbs of Kabul city, tens of thousands of people have taken to social media calling on the Afghan government to recognize the attacks as acts of genocide. The hashtag #StopHazaraGenocide has been trending over the past few
By Syed Zafar Mehdi via Press TV May 9, 2021 Hours after multiple explosions ripped through western Kabul’s Shia-dominated neighborhood of Dasht-e Barchi on Saturday, grief-stricken parents stood numb outside Sayed ush-Shuhada School, sifting through piles of blood-stained bags and books of their slain children. Three bombs struck outside the school entrance as students were