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Attacks on Hazaras Must Be Investigated as Genocide Crime, Says Afghan Envoy in UN

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

Naseer Ahmad Faiq, Afghanistan’s representative to the UN, urged the organization’s member states to investigate targeted attacks against Hazaras as acts of genocide in the wake of the deadly attack on the Kaaj education center in the Afghan capital.

Faiq expressed his concern about the ongoing attacks and the targeting of children from a particular ethnic group at the Committee on Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Affairs of the UN General Assembly. He also provided that the Taliban had not been able to establish security.

He asked the member states of the UN General Assembly to set up a committee to investigate and report on serious human rights violations, citing the most recent attack on the Kaaj education center as evidence that Hazaras are systematically targeted in these attacks.

Faiq asserted that this would be accomplished by forming a fact-finding committee to look into and report on all serious violations of human rights, such as the genocide of Hazaras, forced migration, and extrajudicial killings of people without a fair trial.

The representative of the country in the UN referred to the human rights situation as “extremely worrying.” A serious violation of human rights, according to him, includes “killings without trial, torture, harsh treatment, and arbitrary arrests of former security forces, journalists, human rights defenders, and people connected to the resistance front.”

He referred to the Taliban’s hostility toward Afghan women and girls as well as the Taliban’s suppression of women as worrying. The Taliban must be put under the necessary pressure by the international community in order to hold them responsible for their crimes, Faiq said.

This comes at a time when the international community is concerned about the growing human rights violations of the Taliban resulting in the deterioration of the human rights situation in Afghanistan.

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