Kabul Press: The official exam results for admission to military university of so-call country Afghanistan reveal systematic racial discrimination against the Hazara. While the Hazara students with top exam results cannot gain admission, the Pashtuns gain admission with the worst exam results. For instance, in Oruzgan, a Pashtun student with exam result 132 gains admission, but in the same province a Hazara with exam result 312 cannot.
Oruzgan is a Hazara native land which is invaded by (...)
Noted Afghan writer stalked by gunman in his Kabul home
Rahnaward Zaryab safe after neighbors scare off armed intruder
Wednesday 2 April 2008, by
The day before yesterday a man carrying a gun was turned away by local residents of a Macrorayon apartment building. The man said he was looking for the apartment of Rahnaward Zaryab.
Zaryab is one of Afghanistan’s most distinguished writers and journalists in the Dari language. During the Taliban regime, he lived in exile in France, but returned to Kabul in 2004— one of the few Afghan writers to do so at that time. He is known as a champion of free speech and a keen observer of policies that continue to hinder Afghanistan’s cultural growth, even after the fall of the Taliban.
Rahnaward is safe and OK.
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