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Who are the Hazaras?
Despite their growing political clout, many Hazaras continue to feel discriminated against. Al Jazeera Living primarily in the rugged highlands in the country's centre, the Hazaras are one of Afghanistan's largest ethnic minorities, accounting for up to 20 percent of Afghanistan's 30 million inhabitants.
The Hazaras are said to be descendants of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol empire, and the Mongol soldiers who swept through the region in the 13th century.
Their Asiatic features and language - a Hazara history of Persian - set them apart from other Afghans, including the predominant ethnic Pashtun. A history of persecution The Hazaras say they are considered outsiders in their own country and have been persecuted throughout history.
Hazaras were sold as slaves as late as the 19th century. Those living in rural areas were denied public services. Until recent decades, few attended university or held government positions.
Yet, despite their growing political clout, many Hazaras continue to feel discriminated against. Desperate journeys - persecuted Hazara flee Afghanistan Hazara activists say the government does not protect the interests of the Hazaras. Parts of central Afghanistan, like Bamiyan, the unofficial Hazara capital, are among the country's poorest, often lacking basic facilities and electricity.
In March, Hazaras held a protest in Kabul against the government's decision to move a proposed power line project out of Bamiyan, arguing that the decision was yet another form of ethnic discrimination. Hazara Afghans are among the millions of refugees fleeing to Europe in search of a better future.
While many Hazaras fled to Shia Iran, those who remained risked violence and even death. One of the most brutal events took place in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif inwhen thousands of Hazaras were systematically executed, according to a Human Rights Watch report.
Hazaras under threat Although Afghanistan is no longer under Taliban rule, growing insecurity has unsettled many. Last November, a group swearing allegiance to ISIL abducted and killed seven civilians, including women and children, in the southern province of Zabul.
The tragedy brought thousands on to the streets of Kabul to protest against the increasing violence towards Hazaras. In recent weeks, Hazaras travelling in civilian vehicles have been abducted and executed by Taliban fighters.
In early June, 25 Hazara men and women travelling in the northern province of Saripul were taken hostage by armed attackers.
While five were set free, the fate of the other 20 remains unknown, according to the UN. For centuries, the stone sentinels stood watch over the Silk Road. Whether the Buddhas should and can be rebuilt remains contested. Last year, a 3D light projection gifted by a Chinese donor re-imagined the statues.Introduction / History.
The Hazara are a people of distinctions - set apart from fellow Afghans by religion, mixed ethnicity and an independent nature - and they have suffered for them.
Persecution has shaped and defined . The Hazara people or the Hazaras are an ethnic tribe native to the Hazarajat region of Central Afghanistan. They speak a variant of the Dari language known as the Hazaragi.
The Dari language is a variant of the Persian. The Dari and Pashto are the official languages of Afghanistan. The Hazaras are.
Watch video · Hazara Afghans are among the millions of refugees fleeing to Europe in search of a better future. Hazaras are one of Afghanistan's largest ethnic minorities [ East/Al Jazeera] During the country's civil war and subsequent Taliban rule during the s, the Taliban declared war on the Hazara.
Hazara Villages in Ghazni and Maidan Under Attacks by Kochis and Taliban Last night once again the fully armed Kochis with Taliban’s heavy supports attacked on Hazara.
The aim of Teachers’ Training Programme is to fulfil the very needs and requirement of Hazara community throughout Great Britain to educate their children, aged 4 to 16 about religion, history, social,cultural, sports and all others activities.
The Hazara Pioneers () Brief History Source: The British Empire The original 6th Bombay Infantry was disbanded in It was raised in and earned honours for Mysore and Seringapatam. Their uniform originally.