Why The Hazaras Are Fleeing | newmatilda.com | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

Hazaras are the largest ethnic group coming to Australia by boat.

 

'Hazaras are the largest ethnic group coming to Australia by boat. They're escaping sectarian massacres that may get worse after the end of the Afghan War, writes former refugee Hadi Zaher'

 

Members of the community are the target of execution style killings and massacres by Taliban and Al-Qaida affiliated militants who have vowed to rid Pakistan of the presence of minorities such as Hazaras. The frequency of these attacks has gone from a few attacks a month to multiple attacks per week.

 

The Hazaras are disappointed with apathy of the international community, in particular the inaction of the United Nations. In both Afghanistan and Pakistan, they continue to be victimised by militants who enjoy support from powerful elements within the government. They cannot turn to Pakistani security agencies in hope of protection and have for too long appealed to the international community to come to their aid — all to no avail.'