Friday, June 2, 2023

Twitter Bursts with ‘#StopHazaraGenocide’ Campaign as it Reaches 1M Tweets

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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).

The Twitter campaign, “#StopHazaraGenocide”, initiated by Afghan social media users to protest the deadly attack on the Kaaj education center has reached over 1 million tweets.

With over a million tweets, the #StopHazaraGenocide campaign has made a splash among Afghan Twitter users and is now the top trend.

The protesters post graphics and other visuals of the Kaaj tragedy victims along with the hashtag that has attracted attention at an unprecedented speed in Afghanistan.

This wave of unity and closeness has been hailed as promising by many Afghan civil society activists who have taken part in this campaign.

The numbers are growing quickly, and given the congregation that has developed among users, it is anticipated that this hashtag will reach 1.5 million users in just a matter of hours.

Protests have been sparked in reaction to Friday’s attack, which left at least 43 dead, and 83 wounded, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) the victims are mostly young girls.

Along with the protests orchestrated nationally in Kabul, Balkh, Bamyan, Heart, and other provinces, protests have also been held in Sweden, Italy, the US, Canada, and other countries condemning the explosion attack of Kaaj and the atrocities against the Hazara community of Afghanistan.

These come at a time when a bloody attack in the Kaaj education center in Kabul on Friday took the lives of at least 43 students and injured another 83, as they sat to take a mock Kankor entrance exam.

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