Monthly Archives: January, 2013

The Revolutionary's Tale

Children of HazaraHazara victims

For justice they weep,
the women, men and children
as the dead lie in the open,
as the winter crucifies
the living, as they mourn
the carnage displayed in Quetta
As the children huddle together,
for the warmth, in the biting night
alone, in their grief
alone in their quest,
for justice and for comfort

As they search
children those alive,
in search for the dead,
their friends and the gardens
where they played
only remains the smoke,
the mingled limbs and its horror
the question what do we bury
not this, we remember of them,
the humans that were alive
only the silence of the night,
wrapped up in the bewildering screams,
the whispers of tragedy and its burden
alone they carry, in these streets
the dead and their souls

The repeated patterns,
of decadence and negligence,
the forgotten people,
of Pakistan,
in Quetta and all around
as people…

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TED Blog


Yesterday, two bomb blasts ripped through a snooker hall in the town of Quetta in Pakistan, killing 81 people.  We were very saddened to hear that TEDx speaker Irfan Ali, who spoke briefly at TEDxRawalLake just weeks ago, was among those killed.

The organizers of the event shared their sadness with us, through Facebook.

“Irfan Ali was a famous activist who, in his own words, was born to fight for human rights and peace. He said his religion is respect and love for all the religions,” they write. “At TEDxRawalLake, we gave our audience a chance to give their idea on the stage. People came up and gave their ideas, one by one. I saw Irfan Ali noting something, but he didn’t get up right away. We took a break and he came up to the curator and said, ‘I missed it. I would like three minutes.’ The curator said…

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Asmat Hosaini

I am Hazara carrying Mongol facial feature mostly living in Afghanistan, where mainly inhabit the Hazarajat region. It is about the third largest ethnic group in Afghanistan. About 350,000 Hazara living in Iran and over 121,000 Pakistani Hazaras mostly living in Pakistan’s largest province Baluchistan, small number of Hazara have migrated to Australia, Europe and North America in search of better and safe life for them and their up-coming generation to live in peace.

Hazaras have a unique place and dwelling in the history of cultures and ethnicities for they are only that held oriental and other mixed background as well as communion with the religion of Islam. It is unlike to find another such nationality with the same characteristics. Hazaras are identified by their specific characteristics; Asian like eyes, nose and may more Asian physical attributes. They are most oppressed and most mistreated ethnic in Afghanistan and Pakistan. And…

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Asmat Hosaini

Death is a fact that should be accepted, because human life is mortal and it comes to an end one day due to natural law but death through other’s hands cannot be accepted. No individual on earth accepts to die by someone else’s hands. This is what is observed in the world today. Why should a human die by someone else’s hand when the person is innocent? Some say that death is in our fate, no matter by whom but we have to accept it but I think that is not fair. Being killed innocently through cruel and brutal people without committing a single crime is injustice. The same situation is with the Hazara People in Quetta, Pakistan. People there cannot live a normal life today. They are surrounded by the fear of death. They cannot go outside with the hope of returning back their homes. Their lives are now…

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