Posted by: Editor | February 22, 2009

United States Hazaras Protest Yousufi’s Assassination

Feb. 21: Hazaras in New York protested against the assassination of Shaheed Yousufi.

Feb. 21: Hazaras in New York protested against the assassination of Shaheed Yousufi.

New York City, Feb. 21 — Hazara community in New York protested in front of the United Nations Headquarters against the recent assassination of Shaheed Yousufi.

The protest was organized by Hazara Organization for Progress and Equality (HOPE), a new Hazara political organization in the United States.

Protesters urged the United Nations to pressure Pakistan to better protect Hazaras. Placards held by protesters also demanded the resignation of the Balochistan Provincial Government.

Hazaras from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland, among other areas, participated in the demonstration.

A memorandum about U.N. Declaration 47/135 regarding menority rights in member countries was submitted to the United Nations.

The protest in New York is the latest in a series of worldwide protests by Hazaras following the assassination of Shaheed Yousufi. Protests were held in Afghanistan, Australia, London, the Netherlands  and Pakistan, marking a new spirit of unity among Hazaras.

Special thanks to Sharafat Hussain of HOPE for contributing to this report.


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  1. [...] United States Hazaras Protest Yousafi’s Assassination [...]

  2. three weeks ago they just killed my uncle and his son.i am so upset about my people and loving place.God help us

  3. Request to Hope
    Salam
    I have seen this problum in Afghanistan map in BBC on line news.
    the issue is in that Map there is no Hazaraistan land shown in Afghanistan, my question is why is that, if its BBC graphic Desinger Mistake so they have to correct this mistake ASAP. if not what is the meaning of that its plan to get ride of Hazaras of Afghanistan, or what. my concern is every other ethnic groups have there colour and land shown in the map why not hazara land and colour
    and its shown under Tajiks colour which is not acceptable we want Hazaraistan Central Afghanistan shown in different colour.
    I want ”Hope” to visit BBC news online to see the problum, BBC home page, go to South Asia, than role down to end where it says country Profiles,
    select Afghanistan, role down to right end of the page you see BACKGROUND, than select IN GRAPHIC: LIFE IN AFGHAISTAN. you will see that map which I am talking about its, I don’t know what you guys think but in my way of thinking it should be shown properly its our Right to ask them to corect it I am doing in my way and I want ”Hope” to do some thing about it, I all ready e-mail twice but no answer, hope that we can chage this map ASAP Thanks
    when you say I LOVE YOU mean it.

  4. These feedback on any event is insightful, and show the emotions of people who cares about our nation.

    I, personally got enormously encouraged by every single rally or protest, which if didn’t turned things upside down surly showed that we’re alive and we’ve the potential of doing revolutionary things. Some of us may be living in secure, commoditized, and comfortable places but we not a nation who would sit on their comfy couches, taking a sip of their chai, enjoying our snakes and thanking God that its not our loved ones, every time a Hazara get killed. In other words we don’t forget where we came from, and which is why we got out of out and echoed our voices together.

    And those of us who didn’t I still care for them (Bhad Quom Bashe Bay Quom Na Bashe) But I just have one request from them, if they’re not being apart of any movement in there on city, than before criticizing I think they should think about earning that place to criticize.

  5. This is refered to Ms Humas comments:
    First I really appericiate those who participated in the protest against the targeted killing of Hazaras in Quetta. Secondly, instead of critisizing, its much better to come up with some ideas that is would really work and will help Hazaras to come out of this situation.
    Moreover, its just the beggning. I see it as sustained struggle towards improving our situation. The posisitive aspect for these coordinated processions from all over the world shows our unity and awarenss and that is very hopefull.
    Ali
    Quetta

  6. can some body tell me why we are victom … why they kill us … ?

  7. To Mr. Bamyan, (from continued discussion in the commentary box of APC)

    There has never been any rooms for religious based TABOOS because nothing was ever referred to Kissing Zuljinah (Duldol) , Kardi Zani, Nude-Chest-Mourning, and some other Hindu based traditions either by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), or his successor Hazrat Ali (AS) and down ward to his 11 descendants.

    Although the Shia Communities, mainly in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, do practice the said TABOOS due to their root in Hinduism, the Shia communities in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the newly growing Shia Communities in Australia, UK, Norway, Denmark, USA, Holland, Italy, Greece etc. don’t ever go with said religious TOABOOS.

    To better understand the origin of the said practices one should have knowledge of Indian History because the Muslim majority of subcontinent believes have significantly been influenced by Hinduism. Even in most Sunni clans of the subcontinent many religious TABOOS are widely performed today; however, the emergence of newly Islamic Sunni clan, WABABISM, was introduced by Saudi Arab in order to maintain its supremacy in the continent and its political dominance on Islam, and more significantly to politically fight Iran, the only shia state. The manipulation of religion Islam, either Sunnism, or Shia’sm, by both counties, Iran and Saudi Arab, is the far more political issue than RELIGIOUS one. However, the wise use, rather manipulation, of religion by both countries has enabled them to better maintain their own identification and supremacy in the region. Iran is till the one that openly supports the HAMMAS – fighters belong to Sunni clan, and Saudi Arab, despite being Sunni state, does not support Palestine due to its clandestine relationship with Jewish and Capitalist business icons -The BIG Petrol-Dollar Scam. Nevertheless, the responsibility lies on our shoulder not to see toward STATES, Iran and Saudi Arab, which one has sympathy towards us and why Iran does not support us being our Shia, we must rather understand the interaction among the COUNTERIES and NATIONS of world rely upon political and geographical interests.

    Mr. Bamyan, One should also have a wise sense to distinguishing between PRACTICES AND PRINCIPLES of Religion notably Shia’sm before mingling the TABOOS which have been introduced by culturally-influenced individuals with the genuine TENANTS, as described by the Prophet (PBUH) and his heir. Hazrat Ali (AS) positioning on the shoulders of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) carried out the breaking of Idols in Khan-e-Kahba in order to leave no rooms for TOTEMS and TABOOS in religion ISLAM; however, if the followers of Shia’sm clan of Islam, mainly those who are residing in subcontinent, practice anything out of Islamic principles, in common, are influenced by the distance of traditions and cultures, and in particular, are affected by Asia’s rich Hindu cultures – though the modern science of Sociology and UN regulation on world’s cultures and heritage precisely condemn the claim that any culture in the world is superior than the other ones. Thus, the need is to understand the Hinduism influence on the attitude and behaviour of individuals rather than on ISLAM itself. The movie, “Shocking Asia” explicitly portrays the influence of significant number of religions on huge number of people of the area.

    You know, Mr. Bamyan, in the history of world, the use of Taziyana and Shabhi of Zuljina was firstly brought in the streets of the HINDUSTAN – before patrician- when Taimor -the triumphant – originally follower of Sunni clan – concurred PLACES IN HINDUSTAN and his one of his BATTALION – mostly Shia – wanted to pilgrim to Karbala – the land of Martyrs. In order to avoid long journey of his SHIA BATTALION to Karbala, Taimur built many Taziyanas and shabhi of Zuljina- for the sake of conceptual pilgrimage of Karbala; moreover, the concept of Percham (flag) – but for shias Alam-e-Abbass Alamdar – has been prehistorically originated, even though in today’s modern realm of science and technology, the Country Flag has due significance and people have great respect towards and even Kiss that piece of cloth. In addition, COMMUNIST and SOCIALISTS have their own Percham (flag) and express ideological respect for that – even they have their own sign (symbol) to identify their uniqueness. The religion of Islam, especially Shia clan, does not have any concerns towards many present-day-born religious TABOOS and PRACTICES, as it is modern men who have misinterpreted the PRINCIPLES OF RELIGION and have introduced themselves to TABOOS – the influence of CULTURE is also undeniable in this context.

    Mr. Bamyan, for more SOURCE OF AUTHENTIC KNOWLEDGE I refer you to the books like, “Mein Hon Taimor”, “The origin and Early Development of Shia’sm”, “Aushora – the distorted facts”, “Red Shia’sm –the religion of Martyrdom and Black Shia’sm – the religion of mourning”, “ Inquiries about Shia”, “Roots of North Shia’sm in Iraq and Iran”, “The Hazaras”, “The interpretation of cultures”, “Refugees and Exiles”, “Tarikh Hazara Mughal (History of Hazara Mughal)”, “Taliban”, “Osama and Raye Amma (Osama and Public Opinion)”, Bisaat-e-Shatranj (The Chess Game)”, so that you must get a complete sense of the scenario in the context of Hazara Community. And, most IMPORTANLY, I would be highly pleased to know about the BOOKS and SOURCES OF INFORMATION which you have READ and RSEARCHED, and have developed such paranoid mind set, so that I could come to know which SCHOOL OF THOUGHTS or INTELLECTUAL (s) do you STUDY and INSPIRED of his/their ideology.

    I personally respect your keen observation about Hazaras –their land, Hazarajat, their culture, their tradition, their belief, and their oppressed history; however, your resentful tone of refutation, your humiliating sense of flaws finding, your paranoid condemn-nation of religious believes, your excessive use of offensive remarks, your controversial interpretation about Syeds, and Hazara personalities, are no doubt a bone of contention and have devastating consequences to the UNITY OF HAZARAS. If you really reckon Shia’sm and its ideology- Red Shia’sm – as TABOOS and allege them responsible, so we expect you to better SUGGEST SOLUTION to them rather than MERE CRITICISM and making the situation the worst and point of clash. Everybody will tremendously appreciate you, if you come with your solution-based ideas which could bring the Nation (HAZARAS) out of the trouble.

    Mr. Bamyan, condemning each and every thing just constituting base on NEUROTIC and PARANOID ideology and mind set does not mean that you have used your SO-CALLED democratic right of freedom of speech. To the majority of people of subcontinent SENSATIONAL PERSPECTIVES, OPINION, NEWS, SPEECHES, DEBATES, JOURNALISM, WRITINGS mean TRUTH TELLING; which is no doubt an example of SADISM. NEVER MIND, you are having the same tone of SENSATIONAL expression of ideas; a SADIST one.

    Dear, respect for the choice of religion by the people is counted among the decent ideologies of the world. To condemn one’s belief in specific religion or clan of religion based upon the hegemony and ethnocentrism give birth to FUNDAMENTALIST and EXTREMIST mentality, I hope yet, in your case the situation is not alike.
    Be sure in what you say. Try to build a comprehensive sense of information what you read or hear. You are still very premature ejaculator in understanding the logic behind S-O-R. Try to be patient and avoid being reactionary because your rigidity in condemning Shia’sm, denouncing the existence of social disorder in Hazaras and jumping slyly to the eccentric conclusion of recognizing each other FIRST as HAZARA, does not make any sense. To understand any society it’s important to understand its SOCIAL STRUCTURE hope you understand what I mean by SOCIAL STURCTURE. If people like you have such paranoid ideology and mind set about NATION’S UNITY, the NATION would lose its very significance.

    The Nation will get its Master Status, if its MEMBERS acknowledge the diversity being found in the society’s structure and belief in individual difference based upon concrete reasoning.

    United We Stand!

    • Dear Nadeem nice coments, I would like to create this awareness among our qaumas regadring the guys Bamiyan, Shaman and likes. They are very systematically creating confusion and are conspiring on the issue of religion. They are now strongly suspected as agents of those wahabies involved in killings of our beloved hazara nations. They never say anything about killings of these innocent people, instead, they repeatedly distracting us from the real topic and deleberately indulging us in the religious discussion. We as a nation should be aware of such mar-e-aastheen. Apparently they beat the drum of nationality, while in reality they are fullfiling their hidden agenda.

  8. I really appreciate the Hazaras of US who showed their solidarity and determination.

    It shows unity and faith on eachother. those who were not from New York and came to join such a protest really have to be praised. I know that its far away to come to New York and spend your money by train or by air, but it shows your unity my brothers which you people do for your nation. we are all proud of you and hope that in future you will also participate for such attrocites. It shows that before the Pak. Govt. take any action against of us, they should know that there will be consequences for it, it will not only be bad for the image of Pakistan but for the leaders of Pakistan, it will show to the world that Pakistan is not a safe country to live and to invest, most of the human rights organisations will take it into their accounts and specially the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan will take notice of it.

    I also suggest some of our brothers who live in Switzerland and show their protest infront of the Hage, world court against the attrocties of the Balochistan Govt. and also submit memorandum to the Human Rights Commissions wherever they are so that put more pressure on the Paki Govt. to follow their responsiblities.

    The UN envoy is kidnaped in Quetta and all the agencies of Pakistan are involved now in Quetta to secure his life and bring it to the UN, but the lives of hundreds of hazaras are being killed by their agencies and target killers, but there is no one to force them to get the culprits. shame on Paki Govt.

    my brothers, we can only get our objectives by pressing on the Paki Govt. from outside, there is no solution to solve it, show it to the world what they are doing so that these cowards get listens from them.

    God bless you

    M. Hussain

  9. i am not understand why the peopel called be hazara.be hazara. i think my hazara states is not change abel if i accepted or not i am hazara. so the hazara is not chang abel or remove abel, but our hazaragi is change abel or removeabel it mens our caraktar. so keep the hazara caraktar and learn about hazara karaktar.

  10. It make me happy and give me hope today to see our people all over the world trying to help each other in what ever way they can.

    It’s should be the beginning of our struggle not the end. United we stay; we can achieve more goals and overcome more hurdles which we could never dreamed of before.

    Who knows that today’s struggle can be written in Hazaras history book one day.

    Thank you very much to those who work very hard, for the freedom, well being, progress and success of our beloved nation.

    D Azad UK

  11. Dear Brothers & Sisters
    It is a great moment of grief and sorrow for the nation while I also feel that it is also a great moment of happiness that we the GREAT HAZARAS are alive, aware and UNITED. we have developed the intensity and tendency of raising our voice. The series of protests all over the world is an indication that we will snatch our rights one day Inshallah.

  12. Dear readers,

    I think we should admit that by protesting around the globe our aim is very clear to veryone that we as a live nation can rise our voice against the oppression, cruelty, tyrany and on going killing of hazaras in this era.
    its no more the era where in the past we were sloughtered silently and nobody took notice.

    These protests on one hand show our soliderity and decrese of communication gap which i think is a big achievement and on the other hand it demonstrate the first step of fight against the killing of Hazaras. Impact of these action would be very long term, not a short term because in our histroy this is one of its unique kind of closer and unaynamous voice of Hazaras from the globe.

    we also should not jump into the conclusion that it has no impact on western countries to feel about us. But it has impact on our nation from one angle appart from the other aspects of it.
    someone mentioned that the west would not listen to our voice.
    The west listen or not but we have already achieved the positive aspects of these protests.

    1. the awake of our nation.

    2. the feeling of our people for one an other

    3. the awareness of a live nation

    4. the rejection of the ideas who claim that Hazaras have boundries. or live in different countries and being different

    5. they may not give a permanant salution but is the first pace towards the democractic process of getting our rights as a nation in this wolrd.

    6. the sense of one platform.

    I apperciate the positive discussion of these protests and a very professional analyzes of our commentators on the subject.

    we should criticise but not to mix up the topic with other idealogies such as, sectarianism, extremism, nationalism or religionism and boundrism.

    Hazaras have no boundries nor have any discrimination or prejudism.

    s.n

  13. qumai gul:
    i m very happy that we have told not only provencial govt of balochistan but every hazara enemy that we are still one hazara where ever we are… we are united
    PROUDE TO BE HAZARA
    thanks to hazara news pakistan

  14. This is very good step towards unity and to make hard our vice to the free world. yes ever body and Nations have their interest. So here what we can do to get their attentions. example the free world wants in Pakistan no extremist or tourist gropes .we can show very closer or first hand evidence what’s happening their.They kidnapped the UNHCR Head Mr. Jan in Baluchistan/Quetta and killed his drive syed Abbas Hazara.If they are Innocent.Innocent’s never killed Innocent’s and kidnap people. The U N and all know what kind of people they are……..?? It does not matter some govt; elements in Federal govt; or more in provincial level involve in tourist activates. Especially in quota in the govt; who are they…………….? and out side who are they………….? how they do their tourist activate and they get away very nice and clean………? If u guys knows their are hundreds of thousand of informers are their in each tribes in any party of city …………….. It is capital of Baluchistan that’s mean they have much more budget for this thinks………………..

    So One think I under stand that we are not against the interest of any country in this world We are innocents and getting killed for being hazard or different from them…… Is this crime in this civilized world .above Hum she is try our self like Gaza . This is very bad example here OK. it does not fit here .
    I urge ever Hazard in any Conner of world he leaves. Get our Nation vice to the Europe union ever Human rights group’s that no more killing of Hazard’s in Afghanistan , Pakistan or in Iran or any part of the world for being Hazard or Shina. U.N. Declaration 47/135 regarding minority rights in member countries .

    As bab Mazari “we are one Hazara It is not crime to be a Hazara” So be Untied always . Long leave Hazara .

  15. Now we are coming closer to each other . remmaber ????? WHO WE ARE ? WE ARE ONE HAZARA (Baba Mazari)

  16. Dear Brothers & Sisters
    I think as a nation we are coming closer to each other. The seies of protests across the globe indicates that we are one and have feelings for each other, no matter where we are. Its a good sign and I am hopeful that (Inshallah) a day will come when we will succeed and will get rid of the current crisis, just UNITY.

  17. This is really a sort of Message to all Hazaras that we protest worldwide on Yousofi’s assisinationt and target killing of Hazaras in Quetta city, Protest worldwide shows we are united, we still have feeling for each other, we are one Hazara, Same feeling, same mogo, same thoughts,

    I am proud to be HAZARA.
    Thank you for giving me more potential.

  18. I think it would be fair to assume that this protest, like the other ones around the world, were aimed more at making a statement rather than effecting tangible change, which requires sustained and coordinated efforts — just random protests won’t work. That is not to devalue the uniting gesture of this protest and others like it. No other time in our HISTORY have we shown so much solidarity across borders in spite of so much diversity within us. That’s unprecedented.

    But, sister Huma, you are making a number of valuable points too. We’re just too insignificant for the West to really pull Pakistan’s ears on the matter of our protection.

  19. “Protesters urged the United Nations to pressure Pakistan to better protect Hazaras.” -By far the most interesting. I understand that we are working towards progress but the UN will do nothing. Take the recent attacks on the Gaza strip. Also, there already is pressure from the west towards Pakistan. And I truly doubt that they would do something for hazaras obviously the west have other interests.

    So yes, everyone knows that theres something fishy going on with the pak govt. I still believe that our message would have been more valuable if it were directed towards them. I think the real question with the hazaras in NY is: Are we representing hazaras of the world or hazaras of pakistan? Also, think about where they are coming from, Are we against Pakistan?

    • This is very good step towards unity and to make hard our vice to the free world. yes ever body and Nations have their interest. So here what we can do to get their attentions. example the free world wants in Pakistan no extremist or tourist gropes .we can show very closer or first hand evidence what’s happening their.They kidnapped the UNHCR Head Mr. Jan in Baluchistan/Quetta and killed his drive syed Abbas Hazara.If they are Innocent.Innocent’s never killed Innocent’s and kidnap people. The U N and all know what kind of people they are……..?? It does not matter some govt; elements in Federal govt; or more in provincial level involve in tourist activates. Especially in quota in the govt; who are they…………….? and out side who are they………….? how they do their tourist activate and they get away very nice and clean………? If u guys knows their are hundreds of thousand of informers are their in each tribes in any party of city …………….. It is capital of Baluchistan that’s mean they have much more budget for this thinks………………..

      So One think I under stand that we are not against the interest of any country in this world We are innocents and getting killed for being hazard or different from them…… Is this crime in this civilized world .above Huma she is try our self like Gaza . This is very bad example here OK. it does not fit here .
      I urge ever Hazard in any Conner of world he leaves. Get our Nation vice to the Europe union ever Human rights group’s that no more killing of Hazard’s in Afghanistan , Pakistan or in Iran or any part of the world for being Hazard or Shina. U.N. Declaration 47/135 regarding minority rights in member countries .
      I DO’T KNOW WHAT U TALKING ABOUT…….? LET ME ASK U DO U HAVE FEMAILY IN QUETTA………..? IF SO WHAT U CAN DO FOR THEM……..

      NO WE ARE NOT AGAINST THE PAKISTAN. WE ARE ARE AGAINST POLICES OF PAKISTA. WHICH SOME ELEMAINTS ARE MAKING FOR US OR INVOLFING US IN THIS MATTERS. OR IN OTHER HAND DOING EXPAREMENTS ON US.WE CAN NOT ALLOW THEM TO DO THAT.”U.N. Declaration 47/135 regarding minority rights in member countries ” TO PROTECT THEIR WRIGHTS. WHAT DO U THANK THE GOVT; IS DOING……………….?

      As bab Mazari “we are one Hazara It is not crime to be a Hazara” So be Untied always . Long leave Hazara .

    • This is very good step towards unity and to make hard our vice to the free world. yes ever body and Nations have their interest. So here what we can do to get their attentions. example the free world wants in Pakistan no extremist or tourist gropes .we can show very closer or first hand evidence what’s happening their.They kidnapped the UNHCR Head Mr. Jan in Baluchistan/Quetta and killed his drive syed Abbas Hazara.If they are Innocent.Innocent’s never killed Innocent’s and kidnap people. The U N and all know what kind of people they are……..?? It does not matter some govt; elements in Federal govt; or more in provincial level involve in tourist activates. Especially in quota in the govt; who are they…………….? and out side who are they………….? how they do their tourist activate and they get away very nice and clean………? If u guys knows their are hundreds of thousand of informers are their in each tribes in any party of city …………….. It is capital of Baluchistan that’s mean they have much more budget for this thinks………………..

      So One think I under stand that we are not against the interest of any country in this world We are innocents and getting killed for being hazard or different from them…… Is this crime in this civilized world .above Huma she is try our self like Gaza . This is very bad example here OK. it does not fit here .
      I urge ever Hazard in any Conner of world he leaves. Get our Nation vice to the Europe union ever Human rights group’s that no more killing of Hazard’s in Afghanistan , Pakistan or in Iran or any part of the world for being Hazard or Shina. U.N. Declaration 47/135 regarding minority rights in member countries .
      I DO’T KNOW WHAT U TALKING ABOUT…….? LET ME ASK U DO U HAVE FAMILY IN QUETTA………..? IF SO WHAT U CAN DO FOR THEM……..????????

      NO WE ARE NOT AGAINST THE PAKISTAN. WE ARE ARE AGAINST POLICES OF PAKISTAN GOVT. IN THAT GOVT SOME ELEMENTS/AGAINCES ARE MAKING FOR US OR INVOLVING US IN THIS MATTERS. OR IN OTHER HAND DOING EXPERIMENTS ON US.WE CAN NOT ALLOW THEM TO DO THAT.”U.N. Declaration 47/135 regarding minority rights in member countries ” TO PROTECT THEIR WRIGHTS. WHAT DO U THANK THE GOVT; IS DOING……………….?

      As bab Mazari “we are one Hazara It is not crime to be a Hazara” So be Untied always . Long leave Hazara .


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