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 (...)
Hazara Asylum seekers missing after boat sinks off coast of Indonesia
Saturday 20 April 2013, by
60 asylum seekers whose boat sunk in route to Australia, with Indonesian authorities still scrambling to launch a co-ordinated rescue effort.
The boat was carrying as many as 72 people when it hit rocks off the coast of West Java.
According to Indonesian search and rescue agency BASARNAS due to lack of information aerial search was not possible. However, Some asylum seekers were rescued by local fishermen.
Survivor Habibullah Hashimi, 29 year old, said that at least five people had drowned but he was unable to pinpoint the location of the sinking.
The boat was reportedly carrying ethnic Hazara from Afghanistan, and had been heading for Christmas Island.
In August last year, BASARNAS was criticised over its response to the sinking of an asylum seeker vessel in the same area.
More than 100 asylum seekers drowned on that occasion and it was later revealed that an aerial search was not launched until six hours after the first distress call.
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