Pakistan’s Hazara under attack – A report by Aljazeera
We look at escalating violence towards the minority group.
Increased attacks on the Hazara community in Pakistan have raised questions about the nature of these crimes. Some label them as a wave of sectarian violence between Shias and Sunnis while others warn of a systematic targeting of this ethnic minority. Why are the Hazara targeted? And what is the Pakistani government doing to protect minority groups?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to Ahmad Shuja, a writer for UN Dispatch; Major Nadir Ali, Senior Leader of the Hazara tribe in Quetta; and Abdul Khaliq Hazara, Chairman of the Hazara Democratic Party.
Following recent attacks on the Hazara community, people around the world have protested targeted killings of the Hazara people. Over the years, the Hazara have faced hardship and brutal displacement. Below is a video of a protest by Hazari women.