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.
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Weaving scarf for her lover
Ten short poems by Dr. Hafizullah Shariati
Sunday 17 May 2015
Dr. Hafizullah Shariati is one of the Hazara prominent poets, researchers and journalists. He was born in 1978 in Jaghori district of Ghazni, Afghanistan. Dr. Hafizullah Shariati has published several titles including poetry and research books. He lives in Kabul now.
Clouds cover the face of the moon
to prevent interrupting your silence
You wear your cloths
Poor clothes hanger
A child passed with his kite
I am turning seven.
Moon is like a girl
the whole night
weaving scarf for her lover
Keep me awake
before the sleep invades my eyelids
a nightmare is up to ambush my golden dreams
Cold winter attacks
eliminating the aroma of the grain field
cacti are grimacing
and saying good morning to the flowers.
When you laugh
almond trees come into bloom
Sky carries the body of the sun
when sunset starts
War is like a black veil
women wear it inside their bridal chamber
Because of the shame
spring passes with closed eyes
Kabul tress are burned
Translated from Dari/Hazaragi to English by Kamran Mir Hazar