Author Archive
Stories written by Editor

Sympathy From Bamiyan to the People of Japan

Youth in Bamiyan took out a sympathy rally for the victims of Japan quake today in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. Many youth marched to the top hill in front of the destroyed Buddha statues and held banners with words of condolence and sympathy messages for the people of Japan and silence for the victims earthquake and tsunami. […]

Ancient Buddhas Will Not Be Rebuilt – UNESCO

By Andrea Lunt UNITED NATIONS, Mar 11, 2011 (IPS) – Afghanistan’s historic Bamiyan Buddhas, destroyed by the Taliban 10 years ago, will not be reconstructed despite claims the 1,500-year-old statues could be repaired, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) said Thursday. The decision follows a two-day meeting of scientists, Afghan officials and […]

Hundreds of women activists in Dai Kundi urge UN to support their call for justice

8 March 2011 – Hundreds of women carrying banners with “We Want Justice” written in Dari today urged provincial officials to make life better for women in Dai Kundi, where the United Nations body leading the global effort to empower women is due to open its first provincial office later this month. Dai Kundi women […]

The other battlefield

The author journeys to Afghanistan and discovers that Afghan women don’t need us to rescue them. They need security and education in order to flourish on their own terms. By Brian Platt A slightly beat-up red Toyota Corolla pulled up outside our hotel in Kabul. Walid,* our driver, smiled as I took a seat next […]

International Campaign for reconstruction of Buddha’s Statues, in Bamiyan

Target: Government of Afghanistan, Parliament of Afghanistan, the UN, UNESCO Sponsored by: justicef.net In 2001 the world lost the internationally renowned Buddha statues of Bamiyan, when the Taliban bombed and destroyed them. However, we kept our hope to see again one day the statues stand on their feet. Now scientists from the University of Munich […]

Blood and Smoke

When I met with the provincial education official in Bamiyan he used the words “Blood and Smoke” to describe what the Hazara people of Bamiyan province have had to endure during their history. He said “Our hearts still hurt from the destruction of the Taliban.” He explained that for the past twenty-five years, his province […]

Afshar Massacre 1993

A Hazara woman recounts how her husband was killed in Afshar, west of Kabul. Hundreds of innocent people from Hazara minority were massacred by forces of Sayyaf and Ahmad Shah Massoud in this area in 1993. Date: February 1993 Location: Afshar and Karteh Se, West Kabul. Majority of Hazara residents. (central Afghanistan – Hazarajat). Victims: […]

Aimaq people of Afghanistan

GPD | Continental News | January 24, 2011 From ancient times, Afghanistan has been the crossroads of Asia, inviting both trade and invasion. The region has been tramped by armies of infamous conquerors – Alexander the Great, Genghis Kahn, Tamerlane – as well as recent ones vying for British, Russian and Iranian interests. At the […]

Message from hunger strikers in Curtin Detention Centre

This comes from an Afghan asylum seeker who was taking part in the mass hunger strikes that broke out on January 18: There are 1,100 people in Curtin detention prison. More than 300 are on hunger strike. The rest, 100 percent, are boycotting the mess. Last week only three people got a decision, all of […]

Karzai choice for parliament accused of human rights abuses

By Julius Cavendish | Independent | Monday, 31 January 2011 The man who is held responsible by the UN and human rights activists for the massacre and rape of ethnic Hazaras during Afghanistan’s civil war is leading the race to become the new speaker in the Afghan parliament – and has President Hamid Karzai’s backing. […]

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities
Report on the Case of Conflict between Kochies and the Local People (Hazara) In Behsood (Hessa-e-Awal, Hessa-e-Dowm) and Diamirdad districts of Maidan Wardak province
Massacres of Hazaras in Afghanistan

Featured Links

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google

Photo Gallery

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities

© 2018 Turkic Press. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Hosted by IP Plans