Here is Bamyan, Hazaristan. The Hazara still face systematic crimes such as discrimination by the Pashtunist government and genocide by terrorist groups including Pashtun Taliban, Kuchi and Daesh. In March 2001, Pashtun Taliban destroyed the ancient Buddha sculptures of Bamyan which were principal symbols of Hazara history and culture, and one of the most popular masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity. However, the Hazara try their best to preserve their colorful (...)
Kabul Paradox: One Fights for Human Rights, While Another Kills Humans
Saturday 25 May 2013
Kabul Press: Poetry reading; A gathering of human rights activists and civil society members, following a protest of Daikondi province residents against discrimination. They assembled in front of the Afghan Parliament in support of a Hazara student hunger strike against racial discrimination at Kabul University. It was the fifth day of protest as protesters continue their strike.
In another part of the city, Mullah Omar supporters have been demonstrating against the proposed law on Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW). They carried a Taliban flag and chanted against democracy, a civil society and women’s rights. Following Mullah Omar’s protest today, Taliban fighters attacked civilian centers.
Kabul is a paradox these days. On the one hand, people are dying for democracy and human rights, and on the other, Mullah Omar’s supporters and Taliban fighters attack civilians and human rights.
Photo by Jawad Hamdard Kia