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Hazara: another ‘abandoned’ community

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Friday Times (Pakistan), 21 – 27 October 2011 In the Lahore-based independent Pakistani weekly, commentator Khaled Ahmad decries the systematic, fatwa- supported killing of Quetta Hazaras by sectarian terrorist groups, and the government’s failure to stop this, as ‘nothing short than ethnic-cleansing’ and ‘a sign of the demise of the Pakistani state’.

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Pakistan’s Tiny Hazara Minority Struggles To Survive

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RFE, 8 October 2011 Abubakar Siddique and Khudainoor Nasar report about the background and context of recent anti-Hazara/Shia violence in Pakistan and about the particularly vulnerable situation of Hazaras in Quetta.

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State failure (Killing of Hazaras in Baluchistan)

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Friday Times (Pakistan), 23-29 September 2011 In his editorial, Najam Sethi reports that ‘[o]ver 500 Shia Hazaras have been killed in Balochistan by Sunni extremists in the recent past. Last Tuesday, a bus was waylaid near Quetta by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorists who mowed down 26 Shia passengers in cold blood. A month earlier, a story in […]

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Who cares about the Kuchi-Hazara conflict, nowadays?

Fabrizio Foschini

Having lost hope of not witnessing outbursts of Kuchi-Hazara related violence at least for this year, AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini reports on the recent conflict in Ghazni province, on the situation in neighbouring areas, and a perceived lack of interest on the matter on part of the government and the mass media. It looked as if […]

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Afghanistan’s Parliamentary Free-for-All

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Global Post, 24 February 2011 Jean MacKenzie’s account of the ‘gender bias, ethnic tensions, and political divisions [that] all came to a head in an ugly incident’ involving a female Pashtun parliamentarian and Haji Mohaqeq, leader of a Hazara faction in parliament – with some additional facts to AAN’s blog ‘Willing, able and Uzbek’.

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The Kuchi-Hazara Conflict, Again

Fabrizio Foschini

As every year around this time, violent clashes have erupted between local Hazaras and incoming Pashtun Kuchis in the pastures of Eastern Hazajarat. Houses were burnt down, people and animals killed, many fled the area. Hazara MPs boycott the parliament’s sessions. But the level of violence seems to be higher than ever. Fabrizio Foschini. Junior […]

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A Ministers retreat, a rowdy crowd and the politics of the thinly veiled threat

Martine van Bijlert

A quick visit to Bamyan to see the sights and enjoy its beauty – no politics intended. But in between the magic of the Band-e Amir lakes and the Dragon Valley, the ancient cities of Zuhaak and Gholghola, the awe of waking up to the view of the Buddha silhouettes, the walks through the fields […]

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