Genocide is a crime, silence is treason
In the past three years, unfortunately, more than 10 bloody attacks have taken place in various places of Hazaras, such as places of worship, hospitals, and educational centers, and the killing of Hazaras has been going on systematically for many years.
A new British parliamentary inquiry into the plight of the Hazara minority in Afghanistan says that “in recent months, we have seen a serious and growing threat of #genocide against the Hazaras.”
These attacks on Hazara ethnic, have provoked the anger of the people. #Farhad Darya, a famous #Afghan #singer, says that what is happening against the Hazaras is a concrete example of #genocide.
Darya called for a one-week “national mourning” for unity and sympathy with #Hazara’s and asked everyone to declare the upcoming week “black week“.
Following Friday’s attacks in the #Kaaj #educational center in #Dasht-e-Barchi area in west Kabul, where more than a hundred students were killed and injured, women and university’s students came to the streets of Kabul yesterday.
Protesters chanted the slogan like “Genocide is a crime, silence is treason“, but they faced severe violence from the Taliban.
One of the protesting women has published a video from yesterday’s protest, in which she shows the marks of beatings on her body by the #Talibsn and says that the Taliban disrupted their gathering with a #violent attack.
According to the UNAMA’s reports, at least 35 individuals have been killed and 82 got wounded in Friday’s attack on #Kaaj #educational center of which most are #girls!
Aqeel Qasimi, one of the teachers of #Kaaj educational center, says: “So far more than 50 students have gone missing after the #explosion.He added, among the 35 #dead, 32 of them were #girls #under 18.
It is said that around 400 students were present at the time of the explosion in #Kaaj #educational #center, most of them were girls between the ages of 14-25.
Friday’s attack in the west of Kabul, had caused global reactions. So far, UN Special Rapporteur Richard Bennet said in a tweet:”I condemn today’s horrific attack on students Kaaj Academy #Dasht-e Barchi, #studentsnotargets. Repeat of 2018 #ISKP attack at same location. Onslaught on #education for #Hazaras & #Shia must end. Stop attacks on #Afghanistan’s future, stop int’l crimes.
Accountability Image taken @Kaaj Academy before attack. Crammed with eager students waiting to take their practice exams, full of hope for a brighter future. A reminder that #Afghanistan’s future depends on stopping international crimes, holding perpetrators to account and #educating youth.
Meanwhile, UNAMA says:”Young women from #Afghanistan’s #Hazara #Shia community reportedly make up majority of 60-plus killed & injured in Kabul college attack.
Those responsible must face justice. Taliban must fulfil obligations to ensure safety of all Afghans. Education must be prejudice & violence free! Also, the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned in the most vigorous terms the suicide bombing that shook on Friday 30 September 2022 a learning centre in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of the Afghan capital Kabul.
Moqtadi Sadr, an influential Iraqi Shia cleric, reacted to Friday’s explosion at the Kaj educational center in the west of Kabul and said to the Taliban: “What kind of government is this that cannot protect its people?”. He considers the Taliban to be fully responsible for the current explosions against the Shiites of Afghanistan.
Following the widespread reactions to the attack in the west of Kabul, the Taliban’s foreign ministry promised in a statement that the #perpetrators would be identified and brought to #justice.
The statement also states, “We advise all #external parties to refrain from making #irresponsible statements about Afghanistan’s #internal issues without expressing their sorrow.”
But what has attracted people’s attention is the silence of Ashraf #Ghani, the #fugitive #former #president of Afghanistan. Despite the widespread worldwide condemnation of the attack on the Kaj educational center, he has not reacted so far.
Ghani’s last tweet is his condolences to the people of Japan for the assassination of Shinzo Abe on 07.08.2022!!
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