Afghans in Kronoberg organized a vigil to condemn the genocide against the Hazara in Afghanistan
Under the slogan "Stop Hazara Genocide", dozens of Afghans in Kronoberg district organized a vigil and solidarity on Saturday, in the center of Växjö. The protesters denounced the genocide against the Hazara in Afghanistan, after the killing of at least 50 people and dozens were injured in a suicide attack carried out by terrorists on a school on September 30.
- We condemn the systematic and deliberate attacks on the Hazaras -especially the attack on the Kaaj educational center in Kabul, which resulted in 50 genocides, with 115 people being exterminated in 30 September 2022. We gather in solidarity with the Hazaras Who are subjected to genocide in Afghanistan. Says Qasim Wahidi, deputy executive of Home Association in Sweden.
The protesters demanded that the United Nations and the international community recognize the nature of the systematic attacks against the Hazaras in Afghanistan and initiate deliberations with members of the Hazara people on practical measures to protect the Hazaras in Afghanistan, including internationally supported protection and monitoring mechanisms. They also called on the International Criminal Court to open a case into the atrocities faced by the Hazara people and to launch an investigation into genocide and crimes against humanity. In addition, they demanded that all refugee resettlement countries consider the cross-sectoral distinctions and the multiple causes of persecution faced by the Hazara. They also called on these countries to prioritize the Hazara in their resettlement plans because of the urgently and diligently needed protection of members of this community, who live in refugee camps, or are fleeing Afghanistan to third countries.
- At school that morning, the students met two people. One of them was shooting at people and the other a young man wearing a suit entered the school and blew himself up and killed just about 50 or more people in the school.They do not want the woman to develop and learn and they want to eliminate the Hazara as a people group. This has been going on for thousands of years, but it is still going on. These people have been and are the victims of the genocide for so long. Says Ahmad Rahimi, one of the vigil organizers.
The Hazara are an ethnic group that is indigenous to the Hazarastan region in central Afghanistan and resides mainly there and is generally spread throughout Afghanistan.