“My request is: Help your students become more human. Reading, writing, arithmetic are important only if they serve towards making our children more humane.”
Nov 24, 2021 • 13 tweets • 2 min read
THREAD: What is Pashtunwali?
Pashtunwali is a strong unwritten ethical code and traditional lifestyle for the Pashtun people. It has its roots in their ancient culture and not in religion. (1/13)
“Melmastia (hospitality) – Showing hospitality and profound respect to all visitors, regardless of distinctions of race, religion, national affiliation as well as economic status and doing so without any hope of remuneration or favour.” (2/13)
Nov 23, 2021 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
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)