The Hague, Feb. 15 — The Hazara community in Holland protested against the assassination of Shaheed Yousufi in front of the Dutch Parliament.
Community leaders spoke to the protesters and condemned the assassination and other acts of terrorism against Hazaras in Pakistan. Khaliq Hazara, General Secretary of Hazara Democratic Party, gave a telephonic speech from Pakistan to the protesters.
Mr. Jaffary, of the Hazara Forum Netherlands, addressed the gathering with a short history of Hazaras and a biography of Shaheed Yousufi. He shed light on the ongoing terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan perpetrated by Taliban, Al-Qaeda and other groups.
Mr. Younus Ali Khan, a community leader, condemned the terrorists and the Balochistan Provincial Government for failing to provide security to the lives and property of the Hazaras in Quetta. He demanded from the Government to charge the negligent police and security agency officials with conspiracy and terrorism.
General Ali Yawar Hazara, a close friend of Shaheed Yousufi, praised him for his noble services to Hazaras and condemned the elements responsible for his death.
Engineer Zafar Hazara addressed the gathering by condemning the hands behind the genocide of Hazaras in and outside of Afghanistan, and emphasized on the need for unity, bortherhood and political dialogue between Hazaras to address their security, educational, economic and political issues.
Mr. Hussain Ali Rahimi, another community leader, condemned the terrorist activities in Afghanistan and Pakistan and demanded from the European Parliament and the UN to take action against the countries involved in terrorist activities and promotion of hate against Hazaras.
At the end of the protest, a committe of organizers presented a petition in the name of the President of Pakistan to the Pakistan Embassy in The Netherlands.
Dutch media were present to cover the protest.
When the gathering dispersed, protesters went to a nearby mosque to commemorate the chehelum of Imam Hussain.
Special thanks to Batoor Yazdari and Sahil Reza Hazara for contributing to this report.