Senator Mobina Jaffer: Speak out against the persecution of Afghanistan’s Hazaras

Source: Liberal Caucus in the Senate of Canada / By Senator Mobina Jaffer

Senator Mobina Jaffer: Speak out against the persecution of Afghanistan's HazarasHonourable senators, I rise to speak on the plight of the Hazaras of Afghanistan and their continued persecution throughout history.

The Hazaras of Afghanistan are a peace-loving people that have lived across Afghanistan’s Silk Road for centuries.

However, despite their peaceful nature, the Hazaras have been the subject of discrimination lasting for as long as the modern state of Afghanistan has existed.

Their plight goes back as far as the late 18th century, when the Afghan Emir launched a systemic genocide of the Hazaras. Because of this order, countless Hazara men were killed and their women and children were either raped or sold into slavery by the thousands.

 

Read more Dated: 28 November 2016

 

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