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Kochis again well armed to kill more Hazaras

Hazara People: Commentators for HazaraPeople have recently reported from Behsood that the Kochi tribal nomadic Pashtuns are armed and equipped with heavy weapons and have arrived in Behsood and Daimirdad pastural lands and hillsides. This is one of the most testing times for the Hazara population this year as the Kochis (nomadic Taliban) come to […]

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 […]

AFGHANISTAN: It’s a Man’s Job, or Is It?

THURSDAY DECEMBER 2ND 2010: Dasht-e-Barchi is a poor community located in the west of Kabul city. Although a two-lane road was recently constructed, the streets are almost too narrow for a car to pass. The dilapidated houses on either side of the new road suggest that no one could afford to own a car here. […]

Report on the Case of Conflict between Kochies and the Local People In Behsood (Hessa-e-Awal, Hessa-e-Dowm) and Diamirdad districts of Maidan Wardak province

By Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission Download this report in PDF format Introduction According to the history, entrance of Kochies to the central parts of the country and use of its pastures goes back to late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Utilization of these pastures by Kochies was combined with destructive fights and devastating conflicts […]

Ghormach, serious threat in northern Afghanistan

Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi, 2010-11-21 13:30 Considering security concerns in the northern parts of the country, the Ghormach district is a big security threat in the northern zone of Afghanistan particularly Faryab province. Ghormach and Qaysar are two Faryab districts in which according to the provincial authorities, more than 40 percent of them are controlled by […]

The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan Trailer

Following the international hit The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, THE BOY MIR will cover not one year but ten. It will track the cheeky, enthusiastic Mir from a childish eight to a fully grown eighteen-year-old. Over those ten years, it will be a journey into early adulthood in one of the […]

Grassroots Radio In South Turkistan

Grassroots Radio In South Turkistan, Northern Afghanistan. Sadruddin Nazar, a young businessman, has founded a start-up radio station in a remote village in South Turkistan Northern Afghanistan, using only the resources and equipment on hand. Sources: http://southturkistan.wordpress.com http://www.rferl.org

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

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