Taliban onslaught on Uruzgan, Hazarajat, reminiscent of 1890s Holocaust of Hazaras

DEVELOPING STORY – Last Updated: Nov 8, 2018 |

Uruzgan Khas, Hazarajat –  October 2018

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Historical Background of Uruzgan conflict

  • During 1890s, the Pashtun ruler of Afghanistan, Amir Abdur Rahman, ethnically cleansed nearly 60% of Hazara population, and sold tens of thousands of Hazaras as slaves to defray the cost of their own genocide. The State crafted a policy not unlike that of Nazis for Jews during WW2. The goal was to exterminate the Hazaras, take provinces of historic Hazarajat and resettle them with ethnic kin, the Pashtuns. The method for achieving this was a religious decree labeling Hazaras as ‘Shia Infidel,’ urging Sunni Afghanistan to rise against the ‘Shia Hazaras.’ Throughout 1890s, the Pashtun Afghan State along with Sunni masses carried a blood bath of Hazaras and claimed what remained as spoils of war — Hazara men, women, children, and all their possessions [source]
  • Uruzgan was one of the provinces of historic Hazarajat where Hazaras were completely exterminated by ARG (State or the Afghan Presidential Palace).  Prior to 1890, Uruzgan was 100% Hazaras. Today few pockets of Hazaras remain, while rest of province is completely and illegally occupied by Pashtun settlers. 


Quick Facts: Taliban attack on Uruzgan Khas (Hazara-related only)

  • Killed: at least 42
  • In Taliban captivity: 6 including 1 woman
  • Wounded: at least 8
  • Taliban attacks on Hazara villages: 
    • Uruzgan: Kaarez, Kundlaan, Hamza, O’chi, Hussaini
    • Part of Malistan, Ghazni: Gardai Chaman
  • Displaced
    • Approx 700 families
    • At least 150 family reportedly taking shelter on mountains close to Sheer’daagh approximately 25 km from Kundalaan and Hussaini
  • Under Siege by Taliban
    • Approx 300 house hold 
  • Taliban Allies
    • Foreign fighters of Al-Qaeda + groups under control of Pakistan (Haqqani network)
    • Political, Financial and Military: Pakistan, Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Iran, China and NATO. 
    • Pashtun nationalist government of Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. In the ongoing conflict, the Pashtun Government of Kabul has sided with Taliban. The biased VOA Interview (clearly under the influence of Pashtun lobby in Washington) with Anti-Taliban Hazara commander Shujai, presents State’s view that ‘Hazara PMU attacked Pashtun civilians and Taliban came to their help,’ thereby the State has decided to not to interve while blame Hazaras. 
  • Hazara People’s Mobilization Unit (PMU) led by Commander Shujai with approximately 1500 fighters with really old weapons standing between Pashtun ARG and its’s ethnic kin, Taliban’s total annihilation of Hazaras from Uruzgan.


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