Posted by: Editor | August 6, 2011

Hazara Youth Protest in Front of Parliament House

Islamabad: Hazara youth in Islamabad staged a protest demonstration in front of the Parliament House on Friday against the government failure to stop genocide of Hazaras in Quetta.

Holding banners and placards, the protesters, including member of National Assembly from Quetta Nasir Shah, were chanting slogans against sectarian violence and targeted-killings of Hazaras in Quetta. They were demanding the Federal Government to take immediate action and stop the genocide of Hazaras. MNA Nasir Shah criticized the Provincial Government in Balochistan for the Hazara killings saying those in government are responsible.

The protesters while talking to different media outlets were saying hundreds of Hazaras have become victim of this genocide in Quetta since last ten years. They demanded the Government for action, saying none of the culprits have been arrested so far. MNA Nasir Shah while talking to Pakistan Today said, “most of the violence incidence had taken place closer to the Frontier Corps (FC) check posts, which was a question mark on the performance of FC personnel.”

The protesters were saying  banned outfits like the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi are behind such attacks and the Government has never tried to take action against them.

Watch BBC Urdu video report of the protest here.

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