- Hazaras protest with members of the civil society outdoors Karachi Press Membership
- On Sunday, 11 coal miners have been massacred at Machh, triggering protests in Quetta and different elements of the nation
- Concern and intimidation forcing Hazaras to depart Pakistan for different international locations, stated a protester
KARACHI: Members of the Hazara group are additionally residing in concern of terrorist assaults and assassinations, stated a protestor outdoors the Karachi Press Membership on Tuesday.
Members of the Hazara group staged a protest outdoors the membership with different teams, condemning the latest bloodbath of 11 coal miners in Balochistan’s Machh space.
Eleven miners have been killed earlier than daybreak on Sunday whereas they have been asleep close to the distant coal mine within the mountainous space — 60 kilometres southeast of Quetta.
A lot of the members of the Hazara group with members of the civil society gathered on the press membership to point out their anger on the latest tragedy. They stated it was as if the assailants “flee with complete impunity” every time after killing their group members.
The Majlis Wahjat-e-Muslimeen additionally organised sit-ins and protests on Tuesday at Numaish Chowrangi, Abbas City and Ancholi to point out solidarity with the Hazara group members protesting in opposition to the Machh tragedy.
In a protest organised outdoors the KPC by residents of Hussain Hazara Goth, a Hazara-populated neighbourhood close to Nipa Chowrangi, individuals stated the killing of harmless individuals of the group couldn’t power them to surrender their religion.
One protester stated that Sunday’s bloodbath was yet one more tragic incident that was a part of an extended checklist of assaults that had taken place in opposition to the Hazaras.
“Our people have become mentally sick because they have been denied the right of movement and have been forced to live just in a few-kilometre radius in Quetta,” stated Zameer Mughal, a Hazara pupil, whereas speaking to The Information. He stated concern and intimidation had compelled Hazara youths emigrate to overseas international locations.
Iqbal Nasiri, a social activist belonging to the Hazara group, stated even Hazaras weren’t protected in Karachi “where a large number of the community members have been killed in recent years”.
“Our people happen to be an easier target because of our distinct Mongolian features,” Nasiri stated whereas speaking to The Information.
Protesters on the KPC demanded strict implementation of the Nationwide Motion Plan (NAP) to bust the proscribed sectarian teams and to cease them from re-emerging with new names.
Protesters blamed the frequent occurring of such assaults at “the lukewarm response of the government and law enforcement agencies” and its failure to take motion in opposition to banned outfits throughout the nation.
Veteran politician Farooq Sattar additionally confirmed up on the protest and demanded motion in opposition to militant components.