Hazara United Movement (HUM), United Kingdom and Hazara International Forum of Great Britain have organised a protest in front of 10 Downing Street, London on 12-11-2015 to highlight the ongoing persecution of Hazaras in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The peaceful protest is taking place at a time when the kidnappings and brutal beheadings of Hazara men, women and children have become regular occurrences in volatile Afghanistan, especially the recent kidnapping of seven (7) Hazara men, women and children in Zabol Province. The dead bodies of the abductees were found on 07-11-2015 with their throats slits and decapitated. Although, terrorist organisations such as the Taliban and Daesh (the newly-emerging Middle Eastern terrorist group) are blamed for these atrocities, however, the Afghan government cannot turn a blind eye to these regular incidences of persecution. In truth, Ashraf Ghani’s covert support to these terrorist organisations has further deteriorated the situation.
Similarly, the protest will also raise voice against ongoing targeted-attacks on Hazaras in Quetta, Pakistan which have gained momentum in the past week or so. These attacks occur in broad daylight in busy town centre in Quetta but the Balochistan provincial government and the federal government still fail to arrest the perpetrators. The 16 years’ long perpetual targeted attacks on people of a particular ethnicity and faith amount to GENOCIDE by any definition and must be recognized as such. Whilst, the failure of government in non-arrest of target-killers shows its complicity in such crimes.
Please spread the news and participate in this protest in large numbers to record your voice against the killings of persecuted people. The details of the programme are as under:
Event: Peaceful Demonstration
Venue: 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA.
Date: 12-11-2015 (Thursday)
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Nearest Tube Station: Westminster (District, Circle and Jubilee Lines)