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Friday, April 6, 2012

(A must read); In Pakistan, the Hazaras Are Punished Over Race and Religion

Protestors killed at least one policeman and burnt several official buildings last week in renewed demonstrations in the capital of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province following the killing of five members, including a woman, from the Hazara ethnic minority community. The attackers are believed to be connected to Sunni terrorist group, the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which has previously accepted responsibility for similar attacks that have killed hundreds of innocent Hazaras.

Balochistan is notoriously known among U.S. officials as a safe haven for the top Taliban leadership; fewer Americans know about the gas rich region because of Pakistan's widespread violation of human rights there in response to a nationalist movement which aims to create a separate homeland for the ethnic Baloch. However, what is not reported in the U.S. media is the systematic cleansing of a tiny minority group known as the Hazaras inside Balochistan by fundamentalist Islamic groups. These underground outfits were historically created by Pakistan's security establishment and still continue to enjoy their covert sponsorship....Continue Reading...

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