8am: Disputes between Kuchis (Pashtun nomads) and the sedentary population living in central Afghanistan have been one of the most critical and complicated issues in the last twenty years. The issue has usually led to armed conflicts and widespread protests in the past. Governments, however, have never been able or willing to address it. Click
8am: The issue of nomads entering the agriculture fields in diffident parts of the country, particularly Hazarajat has been a historical issue, which has roots in decrees of displacement issued by and in the time of Abdur-Rahman, a brutal king who forcefully displaced Hazaras from their ancient geographic areas and distributed their lands amongst the
Mohammad Naser Sidiqee via Fair Observer: Driven by ethno-nationalism, the Taliban are persecuting Tajiks who often find themselves at the sharp end of a knife or the barrel of a gun. Videos and reports of savagely violent killings, particularly of Tajiks have come to the fore. The Taliban has been engaging in indiscriminate killing in
8am: In a statement issued on the closure of schools for girls by Amnesty International with reference to Sharia, “It is not Sharia that forbids the education for girls, but it is the old fashion trick being played by Pashtun elites to gain political and negotiation power on the tables.” They are trying to take
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;
8am: “Instead of fomenting and pervasive the talks between the majority and the ethnic minority at this time, it would be better to discuss and separate the traitorous minority from the patriotic majority,” Nabil tweeted on Saturday, December 4. Meanwhile, the remarks came as Ashraf Ghani’s former deputy interior minister at the University of Cambridge,
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
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”.
ME Reports: Political de-legitimization was the intent behind the use of “warlord.” It is a smart missile that only strikes Tajik, Turk, and Hazara political leaders, but cleverly avoids striking Pashtun warlords. How does one judge if a person is a warlord and engaging in vile conduct? Is he, like the Taliban, killing and bombing
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).