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The original Buddha statues of Bamiyan were described by Chinese traveler Xuanzhang in 643 AD as having “a dazzling golden color and adorned with brilliant gems.” They were located in "the most beautiful valley in the world" in Central Afghanistan. 1/3

#AfghanArt #Buddhism
Xuanzhang wrote in 643 AD that Bamiyan was flourishing "with more than ten monasteries and more than a thousand monks". The centre of Buddhism continued to prosper for more than 300 years after Islam was introduced to Afghanistan. 2/3

#Bamiyan #AfghanHistory
As the Afghan Buddhist community reduced in Afghanistan - not by the sword, but slowly over many centuries - the Buddha statues were naturally less maintained. For the past few centuries only the main frame of the statues survived. 3/3

#Afghanistan #IslamicHistory #Buddha
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Thread about Taliban war crimes 1990s.

Several massacres are documented by Human Rights Watch & other independent observers in which Taliban terrorists carried out targeted attacks against Hazaras, Uzbeks and Tajiks.

#DoNotRecogniseTaliban
@hrw, July, 1999: Taliban bombed the town of Dara-i Suf, a predominantly Hazara enclave in Samangan, with incendiary cluster munitions; ground forces burned down the entire central market and destroyed wells and homes. Later 500 Hazaras were killed by Taliban. #TalibanWarCrimes
According to @hrw in May 2000 Taliban forces summarily executed at least thirty-one Ismaili Hazara civilians near #RobatakPass, northwest of Pul-i Khumri in Baghlan province.
#Ismaili #hazaragenocide
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-#Afghanistan govt for the ISI by the ISI
-Moderate Mullah Baradar was to head govt: Pushed to ceremonial pstn
-PM Mullah Akhund: Deobandi, Credited with destruction of giant 6th C #Buddha statues of #Bamiyan, directed insurgency against #USA-backed Afghan govt from #Pakistan
-Akhund belongs to powerful Durrani tribe from Kandahar
-Served as foreign minister in previous #Taliban govt
-Head of Quetta Shura
-ISI put together plot for Taliban’s second innings with Quetta Shura
-Baradar’s fall due his liking for Hamid Karzai & dislike for #HaqqaniNetwork
-I hope #USA Pres #JoeBiden realizes that #Pakistan & #China made fool of free world
-Moderate face Baradar served merely as facade before international community in #Doha
-With Sirajuddin Haqqani as interior minister & Akhund as PM world faces dangerous future
-Act now or perish
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Taliban Massacred 14 members of Hazara community which includes 12 former members of ANDSF, plus 2 civilians including an eight YO girl. Incident took place in Khedir district of #Daikundi province after ANDSF members handed over their weapons to taliban.
Yesterday @EzzatMehrdad also reported about this incident.

Taliban amnesty = target killing when there are no international media around.
Here is the link to the Washtington Post journalist's report about this massacre
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I am going to share some findings of @NamaKadrie about the history of the Hazaras in this thread. This may help you in understanding the current situation in Afghanistan a bit better.
1. "In analysing the history of #Afghanistan, scholars and historians often assessed the independence and autonomy of a given region based on their ability to resist an imposition of tax. Paying levies was therefore the way power-relations and supremacy was understood.
2. "In this sense, the #Hazarajat as a whole was what scholars often deemed as a “semi-independent” region. By 1891, aside from #Uruzgan, every other region (14 districts) of the #Hazarajat paid taxes to Abdur Rahman Khan.
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I am going to share some findings of @KadrieNama about the history of the Hazaras in this thread.
1. "In analysing the history of #Afghanistan, scholars and historians often assessed the independence and autonomy of a given region based on their ability to resist an imposition of tax. Paying levies was therefore the way power-relations and supremacy was understood.
2. "In this sense, the #Hazarajat as a whole was what scholars often deemed as a “semi-independent” region. By 1891, aside from #Uruzgan, every other region (14 districts) of the #Hazarajat paid taxes to Abdur Rahman Khan.
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1 - What the #Barelvis #TLP did today with #RanjeetSingh statue in #Lahore #Punjab today is exactly like what the #Deobandis #Talibans did with Buddha in #Bamiyan #Afghanistan in March 2001

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2 - What the #Barelvis #TLP did today with #RanjeetSingh statue in #Lahore #Punjab is exactly like what the #Deobandis #Talibans did with Buddha in #Bamiyan #Afghanistan in March 2001 | Watch the then @UN Chief Kofi Annan on this

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(16 Aug 2021) Renowned Pakistani Islamic Scholar Javed Ahmad Ghamidi explains the Ideology , Methodology & Thoughts of The #Deobandi #Talibans

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#Afghanistan #Pakistan #India #Deoband #HaqqaniNetwork #JUIF #JUIS #TTP #ASWJ #LEJ #TTP #Talibans
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Smoke & mirrors -- #Biden is clearly determined to defend the policy of withdrawal, but that's not the core reason for today's anger.

The debacle was *how* that withdrawal was conducted. It's just not enough to shoulder-off the blame to #Afghanistan. Image
"The #Taliban doesn't even have an airforce," #Biden says.

- Well, they certainly do now, Mr President. Image
If I'm not mistaken, #Biden hasn't yet mentioned the appalling suffering, panic & terror being felt by so many across #Afghanistan -- it's all about defending the withdrawal & blaming the disaster on #Afghans.

Just a bafflingly tone deaf message, considering global attention. Image
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#Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, 90 miles from Kabul, is the first provincial capital to fall to the #Taliban todau [15 AUG], and the 23rd overall.
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In analysing the history of #Afghanistan, scholars and historians often assessed the independence and autonomy of a given region based on their ability to resist an imposition of tax. Paying levies was therefore the way power-relations and supremacy was understood. 5/N.K.
In this sense, the #Hazarajat as a whole was what scholars often deemed as a “semi-independent” region. By 1891, aside from #Uruzgan, every other region (14 districts) of the #Hazarajat paid taxes to Abdur Rahman Khan. 6/N.K.
Most regions throughout the #Hazarajat were headed by ‘mirs’ or ‘khans’ and a system of feudalism operated throughout this sphere. 7/N.K.
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