The Diplomat: Undeniably, all communities in Afghanistan have suffered tremendously, but the Hazara minority has suffered disproportionately because of its distinct ethnic and religious identity. As an ethnoreligious minority, the Hazaras of Afghanistan have endured a long history of discrimination and systematic persecution. The Hazara community has suffered from enslavement, mass killings, and forced displacement
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 6, 2024 ISLAMABAD — A bomb blast ripped through a minibus in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, Saturday evening, killing at least two civilians and wounding 14 others. The attack occurred in the city’s western Dasht-e-Barchi Shiite Muslim neighborhood. Khalid Zadran, a spokesperson for the Taliban-led Kabul police, confirmed the casualties, saying the
8am: In the last two years, the Taliban have consistently asserted the establishment of comprehensive security across Afghanistan. Despite this claim, the group has not only carried out targeted killings of former government security forces and political opponents but has also orchestrated numerous attacks against Hazara Shia positions, resulting in hundreds of casualties. Recently, Herat
8am: Unidentified gunmen struck around 3:00 PM on Friday, December 1, opening fire on the occupants of a rickshaw in the “Korra Milli” area in Jebraiel township, located in District 13 of Herat. As a result of this brutal attack, two Shiite religious scholars and four women lost their lives, with three others sustaining injuries.
8am: 130 years ago, on September 25, 1893, Amir Abdul Rahman Khan, the then King of Afghanistan, issued an order to massacre the Hazaras of Uruzgan Province and its suburbs. “When the Hazara tribe’s acts of rebellion, including residents from Daia and Folad, Zawoli, Sultan Ahmad, and other regions, escalated to the point where all
Abubakar Siddique Mansoor Khosrow Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 17, 2023 When the Taliban seized power in 2021, Afghanistan’s Shi’ite Hazara minority feared that the historically persecuted community would once again become the main target of Taliban atrocities. During its first stint in power from 1996 to 2001, the Taliban terrorized the group, wresting control
8am: According to reports from local sources, the Taliban have recently taken over a village in Sar-e-Pul province, where the inhabitants are mainly from the Hazara community. The Taliban reportedly forced these Hazara residents to leave their homes and evacuate the village. In addition to the forced evacuation, the Taliban have also imposed a fine
Khaama: With the return of the Taliban to power in August 2021, the circumstances became further more challenging for the Hazara community. Like every other ethnic group including Tajik, Uzbek, and Turkmen, Hazaras have been excluded from participating in key government positions. Click here to read more (external link).
The Hill: In an attempt to moderate their international image after the fall of Kabul, Taliban authorities pledged to ensure security for Afghanistan’s religious minorities. These were false promises. In reality, the Taliban has used its power to remove Hazara leaders from all levels of government, discriminate against Hazaras in distributions of humanitarian aid and
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi December 20, 2022 Taliban fighters carried out a deadly raid last month in Afghanistan’s central province of Daikundi. The militant group said it targeted and killed “armed rebels” in a village outside of the provincial capital, Nilli, on November 25. But locals said the at least eight people killed in the