After the Taliban took over Afghanistan at the end of 20 years, many Afghans had to migrate to different countries due to the poverty and massacres experienced. Yasin Mubariz from Hazara, who has immigrated to Van for about 6 years, asked the UN to examine the events impartially and said, “We want to live freely in our lands.”
Having regained control of Afghanistan on August 15, 2021, the Taliban and its armed group continue to carry out massacres against dissidents in Afghanistan under the name of sharia law, saying they will “establish a participatory Islamic government”. The Taliban enforced their own brutal rules, closing government schools, hospitals and courts in the areas they captured.
One of the nations that had to migrate due to the experiences in Afghanistan, which has hosted many different nations from the past to the present, is the Shiite Hazaras. A fatwa was issued by the clergy about the Hazaras: “Whoever takes the women, children, men and property of the Hazaras as booty, they can give one-fifth of it to the state and own the rest, according to the religion of Islam.” Thousands of Hazaras were massacred as a result of the attacks of the Taliban.
Yasin Mubariz, who has immigrated to Van for about 6 years and could not return to his country after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, spoke to Serhat News.
‘Our people are being slaughtered in every field’
Speaking here in good Turkish, Mubariz says that the genocide against the Hazaras goes back hundreds of years. Mubariz reminds that thousands of Hazara people were killed 126 years ago in order to seize their lands. Nothing that the massacre still continues, Mubariz said, “Even though the regimes and rulers have changed, there is no change for Hazaras. Our people are being killed in education centers, on the roads, in schools.”
Women fighting in Afghanistan
Mubariz states that men cannot speak up against the Taliban, but women struggle. Mubariz said, “Men are killed as soon as they make a noise or make an objection. It is forbidden for women to go out and go to school. Especially Hazara peoples are killed more quickly. They don’t want young people to read; because they don’t want people to be aware there. They know that when young people read, they will seek their own rights and law. “Talibans are also illiterate and organized by being sent to war at a young age, and they still continue this lifestyle,” he says.
‘Let the massacres not go unpunished!’
Expressing regret that his family is there and they can’t do anything, Mubariz states that his sister should go to university this year, but stays at home due to Taliban laws. Stating that the Hazara peoples made a press statement in many countries, Mubariz said, “Our people want to make their voices heard through the statements made. We want these massacres to be stopped and we want to live freely and safely on our land. The world should not remain silent in the face of these murders. We want the United Nations to examine the events in an impartial manner. Who is doing why? There has been no questioning yet. We want justice to be served and that these massacres do not go unpunished. “Stop the Hazara genocide.”
VIDEO-MOUNTING: ŞEHRİBAN ABİ
Translator :Akif Coşkun
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