Hazara Genocide Still Continues

The people of Hazara have always faced atrocities and have always been killed in the name of religion, caste and creed. The same thing occurred yesterday, yet no one paid a heed to the incident.


The people of Hazara have always been on the target. Since 2001, the people of Hazara have been on the target list, and sadly, many have been killed in the basis of their caste and their religious affiliations. Back in 2013, there was casualty of around 100 people, when 3 bomb blasts were carried out by LeJ (Lashkar e Jhangvi), which resulted in protests, not only in Hazara, but all over Pakistan. The bodies weren’t buried till the demands weren’t fulfilled by the government. Yet, even after that, many incidents took place in Hazara, on comparatively low scale, yet the loss of a human life is never justified.

Pakistani Shiite Muslims sit in protest next to the dead bodies of their family members killed in Saturday’s bombing, in Quetta on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The protesters have refused to bury victims of the attack until authorities take action against the militants who were responsible. Writing on shrouds reads, “We are ready Hussain.” (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Yesterday on 12th April, 2019, when everyone was shopping around, the community of Hazara was targeted by a blast, killing around 20-30 people and injuring several others. According to the DIG Cheema, the IED (Improvised Explosive Device) was planted in sack of potatoes. It is uncertain of how the bomb was triggered and the officials are working upon it. Home Minister Zilaullah Langove told the press the blast was not intended to target ‘a specific community’. According to him the blast was suicide blast. Although the two statements contradict, yet the final report is yet to come on the attack.

It was sad to see that the people of Pakistan, haven’t much reacted to the incident, despite of the deaths in their very own country. There hasn’t been much of a protest against it, and it is for sure, sad to see. However, Imran Khan did tweet about the incident.

Atrocities on any person, if done because of religious differences, is unacceptable. Moreover, no religion allows killing of people from other religion, and people should learn this by now. Terrorism has no religion but usually a political move, so calling one’s own organization Islamic is illogical. Our government authorities should take a strict action against such organizations