THREAD: Why is the suffering of our Hazaras different than the rest of us?
The Hazaras were attacked in their homeland of Hazarajat and have endured slavery, systematic expulsion from ancestral homes/lands and massacres. Hazarajat has lost around 60% of it’s population...(1/9)
...to ethnic cleansing, that’s why some scholars speak of genocide. Some consider them even one of the “most persecuted people in the world”. Until 1970s a large amount of Hazaras could not access higher education, enroll the army or secure higher-level government jobs. In..(2/9)
...1993 there was once again an offensive attack launched against the Hazaras by the then regime, because of the positions they took in Kabul’s Shia-majority areas. This led to killings of civilians and targeting of Hazara men and resulted in hundreds killed and forcibly...(3/9)
...disappeared. In 1996 they were once again targeted by the new regime who took over. After 2001, the Hazaras continued to suffer targeted violence and since 2015, the emergence of ISKP also known as Daesh unleashed an even deadlier wave of attacks on the Hazaras. I...(4/9)
...personally witnessed a very disturbing Daesh guy justifying killings of Shias/Hazaras in a space on twitter a few days ago. Particularly Hazaras were ALWAYS targeted no matter who was in power. This makes their suffering different than the rest of Afghanistan. They...(5/9)
...were enslaved robbed of their lands and treated as secondhand citizens. They still are. The most disturbing thing is that this behavior against our Hazaras is so deep rooted that a lot of us is guilty of unconscious racism. The fact that a lot of Afghans who are not...(6/9)
...Hazara gets extremely offended and defensive when mistaken for Hazara says a lot. These are hard cold facts that NOBODY can deny. We need to acknowledge it and process it in a healthy way, that’s the only way forward. (7/9)
Note: I follow Mr @HabibKhanT & unity amongst ALL is what he preaches day and night! Respect for one's national identity is an important aspect of human dignity. He's allowed to be proud of his heritage & ethnicity just like the rest of us are. Accusing him for being...(8/9)
...against Hazaras for it is more than unfair. And the ones who ganged up on @BarezFarishta for speaking up about the suffering of Hazaras 24/7 are extremely ignorant. Unfortunately there's no tolerance on Twitter & we continue to divide each other more and more.(9/9)

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