Hazaras protest against ‘targeted killings’ of community members

Angry protesters burn tires and block traffic at western bypass; HDP stages hunger strike outside Quetta Press Club

Mohammad Zafar April 29, 2018
Hazara women stage a protest demonstration at Alamdar Road in Quetta on Sunday. PHOTO: INP

QUETTA: A day after two Hazara men were shot dead at Jamaluddin Afghani Road, the community members blocked the western bypass in the Balochistan capital, demanding that the terrorists behind the attacks be brought to book at the earliest.

The angry protesters burnt tires and blocked all traffic at the western bypass on Sunday. They chanted slogans against the failure of government and law enforcement forces in arresting terrorists killing the community members in broad daylight and fleeing with ‘complete impunity’.

Two Hazara tribesmen, sitting inside their electronic shop, were gunned down by unidentified terrorists on Saturday morning. The incident sparked anger among the community being targeted by the sectarian groups for over a decade.

Two Hazara men shot dead in Quetta attack

The Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) had blocked the Bacha Khan road on Saturday to mark their protest against the government and the law enforcement agencies.

Meanwhile, civil rights activist Advocate Jalila Haider along with other Hazara community members set a hunger strike camp outside the Quetta Press Club.

The protesters were demanding full implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) to bust terrorist networks active in Balochistan.

The blockage at western bypass near Hazara Qabristan caused a traffic jam as dozens of vehicle were seen stranded at the site.

“We will not end our fasting till the visit of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa,” demanded the advocate

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ND Khan | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend Let the Hazara Shia live. They are not asking for more than that. Shame on the Administration of Quetta and Baluchistan.
concerned | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend Very Sad. why cant the murders be caught are they under some protection, if so people might take matters in their own hands which will be bad for all stakeholders involved.
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