Posted by: Editor | June 4, 2009

Books Thrown in River, US Media Ignores

Kabul–Thousands of books were thrown in river and western media, particularly the US, as usual focusing military news, didn’t give proper coverage to the untold stories of Afghanistan. Leaked last week by BBC, thousands of books about Hazara history and Shiite faith were thrown in river under the directions of Ministry of Information and Culture.

Though Fox News.com have the story by AP, but other notable US media outlets didn’t even talk of the story. Such media outlets, always speaking of freedom of expression and human rights, are only interested in the military death news from Afghanistan. They have always been giving less coverage to the untold stories of Afghanistan such as the books thrown in river by the Governor of Nimrooz.

Guardian reported among thousands books, 2600 were on Hazara history and 600 included books of Shiite faith. These books were brought from Iran by a citizen of Afghanistan, who owns a publishing house in Iran. The ignorant and fascist Minister of Information and Culture still backs the shameless act that voilates the basic human right to knowledge. Its surprising that international media, organizations of freedom of expression and human rights did’t notice such a non-democratic and anti-civilization act.

A cartoon of the fascist Minister of Information and Culture who ordered throwing of books in river.

A cartoon of the fascist Minister of Information and Culture who ordered throwing of books in river. (By Bacha Azra)

Read our previous report on this story…


Responses

  1. هاها چه کشتی قشنگی این میمون ساخته است

  2. 1* Sar boland wa sar Faraz bad kase ki in cartoon wageghy wa haqiqy ra rasm karadah ast ( long live with with this real and true artist)
    2* marg ba in jallat, wa doshmani tarikh ki hazaran haqiqat wa prove kheyanatsh ra ba abb (water) sar buri dah ast.
    Down with with u ( killer animal) karimi khuram. shame on. history will judge u animal.

  3. Hi to all.
    firstly, i apoligize for writing my comment here, it was good to write in the recently posted paragraph.
    anywz, it is really shameful, brutal and cruel and ofcourse a very very ignorant act to through the innocent books in the river. at the same time it is a shocking news for us that what really they want to do. Do they want to keep continue the same ignorance in the future, which they have been doing for the centuries to and towards our people. And it has happend in a time that everyone is talking of democracy, and people are hoping for freedon and a new peaceful future.
    ..just discusting..
    by the way, i think, the publishing center is in iran,, so, do we have got the copies(i mean the originals) of all books?? I,m sure we should have. so we must bring those books and ask the minister of what is wrong in those books, and get him to the court..


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