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Taliban Evict Hazara Shiite Muslims From Villages, Rewarding Loyalists

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Wall Street Journal, 30 September 2021

The US daily reports about Taleban land seizures in Daikundi province, about which German magazine Der Spiegel reported in more detail (see AAN recommended reads), and quotes AAN’s Ehsan Qaane:

Regardless of the merits of the land dispute, “the way the Taliban force locals to leave their houses and lands without going through proper legal proceedings is totally illegal,” said Ehsan Qaane, a researcher and legal expert with the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a think tank.

“Shariah law says if there is a dispute over land, the owner is whoever lives on the land, unless the other party can prove otherwise,” he said.