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[ 2011 Global Protests ]



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  • Turkey - Instanbul - May 13, 2012
    "International Hazara Conference" in Istanbul University, Turkey
    HDP chairman, Abdul Khaliq Hazara, highlights the genocide of the Hazaras in Pakistan.
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  • Australia Demonstration - May 10, 2012
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    Hazaras joined a protest rally in Canberra, Australia, after a 10-day sit in infront of the Pakistan Embassy. There is an indefinite protest scheduled infront of the Embassy of Pakistan to bring the Pakistani Government to shame whose security agencies are colluding with the terrorists in carrying out the genocide of Hazaras for the last one decade. US government cables on Wiki Leaks blames the Saudi and UAE governments for financing these terrorists and the Asian Human Rights blames the Pakistani government for training and protecting the terrorists. No terrorist has ever been brought to justice for the past 10 years.

    Speech of Kaneez Hazara who joined the 10-day sitin protest.

    Press Release of Australian Hazara Federation

    SBS News Australia
    Australian Associated Press

    Hazara Genocide in Pakistan and Afghanistan: Letter of Australian MP Anthony Byrne to Minister for Foregin Affairs, Senator Bob Carr (dated April 11, 2012) - released May 4, 2012
    Re: Resolution of Hazara People Worldwide on behalf of Australian Hazara Federation Inc.

  • Pakistan
    Hazara Women protest - Hazara graveyard, Quetta

    Pakistan - Quetta (Hazara Women)

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    Organizer: HDP Women Wing
    Location: Quetta in front of Balochistan Assembly
    Date and time: Apr 2, 2012.

    "If they can't protect citizens and maintain peace than they [members of parliament] should leave their seats, sit home [like a bum], wear our bangles and enjoy this [target killing] circus from their homes"

    Hazara woman's message to President Zardari in his native Sindhi language

    April 15, 2012 - "Wheel jam" strike (transportation strike), observed on call of HDP, no traffic on high ways, Brewery road, Kirani road, Jinnah road and the rest of city; shops remained totally closed.

    Hazara democratic party (HDP) refused meeting with CM balochistan who called them at CM house, considering the government equally responsible in Hazara genocide.

    Thousands of Hazaras march on the Governor House on the call of HDP -April 13, 2012

  • United Kingdom
    Hazara Genocide: Response to MP Alan Johnson by Alistair Burt - Minister of South Asian Affairs (dated April 4) - released May 4, 2012
    I am writing to follow up on last month's Adjournment Debate on the Treatment of the Hazara people in Quetta, Pakistan. You raised two points during the debate which I promised to come back to you on...

    London Proteset, MP Alan Johnson speaking to Hazara protestors - April 30, 2012

    UK human rights report may overshadow Gilani’s visit - May 1, 2012
    The contents of the report threaten to overshadow the visit will definitely cause a lot of unease in Pakistan’s diplomatic and political circles. The report heaped embarrassment on the civilian government of Pakistan People’s Party ...

    Human Rights and Democracy: The 2011 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report - May 2, 2012
    "Minority rights:
    This year has seen further incidents of discrimination against minorities in Pakistan, including against the Hindu and Hazara populations. In particular, we are concerned about targeted attacks on the Hazara population in Balochistan in the second half of 2011 and the Ahmadi community in Pakistan."

    Hazara killers need to be brought to justice: Alan Johnson
    Reported By Muhammad Younas / April 30, 2012
    “Since the parliamentary debate on March 1st, 2012, scores of Hazaras have been killed and targeted that’s why it is very increasing concern for our parliament and I think your demonstration today will raise the profile of this issue and will draw the attention of other parliamentarians to what’s going on so the concentrated actions through the UN, Foreign office, European Union can ensure that we stop what is a horrendous killings and the Hazaras can live in peace in a country that they have done too much to contribute over the years”

    Hazara Progressive Alliance (HPA), UK, Press Release regarding Hazara protest in London - April 30, 2012

    Hazara Progressive Alliance (HPA), UK, Memorandam to Pakistan Embassy in London on the day of protest - April 30, 2012

    Ex-home secretary, current MP - Alan Johnson, joins protest against Hazara killings in London - April 30, 2012









Global Protest Against
Genocide of Hazaras in Pakistan

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  • Afghanistan - Bamyan
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    Venue: Bamyan, Afghanistan
    Date and time: April 24, 2012

  • Afghanistan - Daikundi
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    Venue: March to UNAMA office in Nili, Daikundi
    Date and time: April 25, 2012

  • Afghanistan - Kabul
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    Venue: Rally starts from Pul-e Khushk, Dasht-e Barchi Kabul and march to Pakistan Embassy, Kartay Parwan.
    Date and time: May 4, 2012

  • Australia - Canberra

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    Organizer: "Australian Hazara Federation" with support of more than 18 Hazara communities across Australia
    Venue: In front of parliament, UN & PAK Embassy.
    Date and time: May 10, 2012

  • Austria - Vienna
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    Date and time: April 28, 2012

  • Belgium - Brussels (May 16)
    Second protest in Brussels infront of the European Union building
    Date and Time: May 16, 2012

  • Belgium - Brussels (April 24)
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    Venue: Rally started in front of the Foreign Office and than marched to European Parliament building
    Date and time:
    April 24, 2012; 11:00am to 4:00pm

  • Canada - Toronto
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    Organizer: Hazara Association of Canada 
    Venue: Yonge St and Dundas St in Toronto, Canada
    Date and time: Sunday, May 6, 2012

  • Denmark - Copenhagen
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    Venue: Ministry of foreign affairs of Denmark

    Address: Asiatisk plads 2 1448 K.B .K, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Date: April 30, 2012
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Germany - Hamburg
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    Venue: Hamburg
    Date and time: April 28, 2012
    Details: protest details

  • Indonesia - Jakarta
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    Tanjung pinang camp, Indonesia

    Date and time: April 20, 2012 - 3:00 to 5:00pm

  • Italy - Turin
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    Date and time: May 1, 2012

  • Italy - Rome
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    Venue: Rome
    Date and time: May 5, 2012

  • Netherlands - The Hague
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    Venue: The Hague
    Date and time: May 9, 2012

  • New Zealand - Auckland
    Date and time: May 6, 2012

  • Norway - Oslo
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    Organizer: Hazara Unity Norway

    Venue: Utenfor Oslo S til Stortinget, Oslo, Norway
    Date and time: Monday, April 30, 2012
    Resolution Letter to Norwegian Parliament
    [ Farsi Version ]

  • Pakistan - Karachi
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    Organizer: Hazara Youth, Karachi
    Venue: Karachi Press Club
    Date and time: Saturday, April 28 at 4:00pm

  • Pakistan - Quetta
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    Organizer: Hazara Democratic Party (HDP)
    Closing rally marking the near end of the Global protest.
    Venue: Hazara Town, Quetta, Pakistan
    Date and time: May 4, 2012

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    Organizer: Hazara Democratic Party (HDP)
    Kickoff rally to start the Global Protest against genocide of Hazaras in Pakistan and annual Kuchi attacks on Hazara lands in Afghanistan
    Venue: Quetta, Pakistan
    Date and time: April 19, 2012

  • Pakistan - Lahore
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    Organizer: IPSS @ Lahore Press Club - April 28

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    Organizer: Institute for Peace and Secular Studies
    Venue: Lahore, Pakistan
    Date and time: April 17, 2012

  • Pakistan - Quetta (Women)
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    Venue: Rally from Nichari mosque to Hazara graveyard, Quetta
    Date and time: April 17, 2012

  • Pakistan - Islamabad
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    Organizer: Hazara Youth
    Venue: Press Club, Islamabad
    Date and time: April 14, 2012

  • Sweden - Hosselholm
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    Venue: Hosselholm, Sweden
    Date and time: April 28, 2012

  • Sweden - Malmo

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    Venue: Venue: Stortorget Gamla Staden
    Date and time: Monday, April 21, 2012

  • Sweden - Stockholm

    Pakistani Ambassador speaking to the protesters
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    Venue: Infront of Pakistan Embassy
    Date and time: Friday, April 27; 2:00pm to 6:00pm

  • UK

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    Organizer: Hazara Progressive Alliance
    Venue: In front of Pakistani Embassy, London
    Date and Time: Monday, April 30, 2012

    Press Release

  • USA - Colorado

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    Organizer: Hazaras of Denver
    Venue: Infront of Capital building in Downtown; 1525 Sherman St. Denver, Colorado
    Date and time: Thurs, April 26, 2012

  • USA - New york
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    Organizer: Hazara Organization for Progress and Equality (HOPE)
    Venue: Infront of UN headquarter, New york city
    Date and time:
    May 4, 2012


  • Chief Minister of Balochistan Mocks Hazara Victims' families - Oct 4, 2011 [Uploaded: 03/17/2012]
    "40 people killed in Mastung incident is not such a big deal since Balochistan has population in crores (millions). I will send a truck load of tissues for the victim’s loved ones to wipe their tears. If I were not a politician, I would have sent Tobacco instead" - [ PDF available in Download Documents section ]

  • State Minister of Industries, Dr. Ayatullah Durrani's extremely prejudiced remarks on Mastung incident - 09/28/2011 - [ Uploaded: 03/17/2012]

    "Many [Hazaras] have a hobby to get asylum. They use this [genocide] as a pretext to get asylum in Australia." - [ PDF available in Download Documents section ]

  • British Parliament Debates Persecution of Hazaras in Pakistan - Mar 1, 2012
    [ Video Link | Full Text ]







  • Bamyan and Daikundi protests of huge significane for the entire Hazara nation The news of the protests by Hazaras in Bamyan and DaiKundi - the heart of the Hazaristan (Hazarajat) - has been hailed as one of the historic news for the entire Hazara nation. This signals the coming together of both the communities since the genocide of the Hazaras in 1890's by the Afghan ruler, Abdur Rahman Khan, in which an estimated 60% of the entire Hazara population was annihilated, thousands of Hazaras were forced into slavery, and Hazara lands were distributed to the Pushtuns (and Kuchis).
    The senseless killings of hundreds of Hazaras by the state-sponsored terrorists in Pakistan has pushed the entire Hazara nation to come together everywhere in the world.

  • Why are the Hazaras being killed in Balochistan - Akram Gizabi / April 21, 2012
    There is a dramatic increase in the senseless and cowardly attacks on Hazara civilians in Quetta,
    Pakistan. People are being targeted for no apparent reasons. The attacks are indiscriminate and
    random and the victims are exclusively Hazaras. The latest attack took the lives of eight people who
    were gunned down in broad day light in a crowded part of the city.
    Why are these people targeted in such a brutal fashion and where is the government security
    apparatus to protect the citizens? Is it the government policy to give a green light to the terrorists to subdue certain segments of the society?

  • Who kills Hazaras in Pakistan and why? - Muhammad Younas / April 5, 2012
    Now, you might have a question, as why Hazaras are being killed in Quetta City by the extreme religious militant groups, the answer is very simple. After 9/11 when international forces attacked on Taliban in Afghanistan, Hazaras in Afghanistan along with other ethnic minorities fully supported the international community to get the Taliban out of Afghanistan.

  • Connection Between the Pakistani Military And Hazara Killings in Quetta - Amjad Hussain / April, 2012
    “I dont hold anybody responsible for the brutal murder of my sister, but the provincial government and the Pakistani military spy agency, ISI”, says Yazdan Salimi, a young Hazara man whose sibling was among the victims of March 29 terrorist attack in Quetta on a Suzuki van carrying Hazara commuters from one part of the capital city to another.

  • Rapprochement with the Taliban: is it Tenable? - Akram Gizabi / Feb 23, 2012
    Are the Taliban a terrorist group? Is the country that harbors and nurtures them on the US list of State Sponsors of Terrorism? The answers to both of these questions are obvious and need not require any elaboration. What does however necessitate scrutiny and expansion is why the Obama administration is so keen to support rapprochement with the Taliban as well as their primary sponsor and indirect supporters alike? Moreover, would it not be logical to talk to the sponsors (i.e., benefactors) rather than the sponsored?

  • The Sparks of Arab and Iranian Nationalism - Jerketu Nayel / Nov 8, 2011
    In this article, Hazara Analyst, Jerketu Nayel, discusses the historical animosity between Iran and Arabs, the proxy war in the Pakistan and Afghanistan, the rise of secterianism and its devastating impacts on the Hazara nation who are going through a genocide in Pakistan.

  • A Victim of Being Hazara and Shia in Pakistan - Mohammad Younas / Oct 4, 2011
    Despite being heavy presence of the police and Frontier corps check posts in and around the Quetta city, the terrorist walk freely in the city and kill any Hazara, wherever they find in the city even in most cases just 50 meters away from the security check posts.





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