Global protests against Hazara ‘genocide’ to take place in 91 cities

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Plans and preparations have reportedly been made to hold global protests against the Hazara “genocide” in at least 91 cities worldwide following the bloody Friday that claimed the lives of innocent students.

A week has passed since the blood-soaked Friday in Kabul when 57 students—mostly girls—were killed and 114 others were wounded. After a week had passed, the street demonstrations inside and outside the nation continued with the same message and demand to “stop Hazara genocide.”

Following the deadly attack on the Kaaj education center in the west of Kabul, the Afghan capital, many Afghan people began protesting in Sweden, France, Germany, Austria, the US, Canada, India, Pakistan, and Iran.

These protests overseas will follow the widespread protests in Afghanistan, which were also primarily led by women and youth.

Students and women were seen protesting in Kabul, Herat, Balkh, Kapisa, Baghlan, Bamyan, Daikundi, Ghazni, Nangarhar, Panjshir, and some other provinces of Afghanistan, receiving the attention of domestic media.

The World Council of Hazaras has now called for protests in 91 cities across the world, coordinated to take place on Saturday and Sunday, 8-9 October.

At the same time, a global Twitter campaign with the same hashtag, “#StopHazaraGenocide” also has attracted worldwide attention, joined by prominent figures in politics, art, literature, and human rights. The hashtag has received over 6 million tweets.

Elif Shafak, a well-known Turkish-British author; Paulo Coelho, a prominent Brazilian author; Malala Yousafzai, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Richard Ojeda, a former US senator, and politician; Fateme Ekhtesari, a famous Iranian poet; and a number of actors are among those who have called for an investigation and action by the UN and other pertinent international organizations.—Khaama News Agency

 

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