Posted by: Editor | June 4, 2009

Hazara Delegation Calls on Australian Senators, MPs

Hazara delegation called on Australian senators and MPs discussing different issues on Afghanistan.

Hazara delegation called on Australian senators and MPs discussing different issues on Afghanistan.

June 04 2009–A delegation of Australian Hazaras called on some Australian Senators and members of parliament the other day. The delegation discussed current affairs of Afghanistan, development efforts and Australian contribution. The delegation also discussed different internal issues of Afghanistan mentioned in the Letter of Concern presented to the senators and MPs.

LETTER OF CONCERN

To: The Honorable Senators and Members of Parliament

There are over 5000 Hazaras living in Australia since 1999. The diaspora sought asylum in different cities of Australia after suffering massacres and discrimination under the brutal rule of Taliban. They were respectively given Australian nationality and now living as lawful citizens of the country. We are thankful to the Australian Government, human right organizations, and Australian people that embraced us to be integrated in Australian society as active and proud citizens of our new country.

Through the following document, we would like to bring into attention of the Australian Parliament and special committees on issues;

  • Australian Military Involvement in Afghanistan
  • Development Aid for Afghanistan
  • Social Justice and Democracy
  • There are around 1550 Australian troops serving in Afghanistan under the UN Security Council Resolution. We pay our utmost tributes to the martyred troops sacrificing life in Afghanistan in the war against Taliban and Al-Qaeda terrorists. As an active cooperator non-member state of NATO, we request the Australian Government to increase their military efforts in Afghanistan alongside other allied forces to eliminate the menace of terrorism as soon as possible.
  • We request the Government of Australia to increase its meaningful civilian efforts by increasing the over $500 million aid commitment.  The development projects funded by AusAid should be expanded directly. Huge corruption in Kabul Government has effected the development efforts by the international community.
  • Hazarajat, the mountainous highlands, homeland to ethnic Hazaras, have been totally ignored in the development efforts both by international community, and intentionally by the corrupt Kabul Government. Recently, Daikundi and Bamyan provinces of Hazaristan have been badly hit by acute food shortages. According to media reports, people in Daikundi were compelled to eat grass. We request the concerned quarters in Canberra to expand reconstruction projects of AusAid in the deprived regions of Hazarajat. The heavy international donation that have gone to insurgency-hit areas have been all ineffective due to militant activities. Whenever a new school, bridge or road is constructed, Taliban blow them up. Contrary to this, the deprived Hazarajat region, where the poorest population of Afghanistan reside, has had almost no major mega development project, despite the peaceful and progress loving masses.
  • The discrimination of Kabul Government towards Hazaristan has been visible during the last seven years. For instance, the Kabul-Bamyan road has been inaugurated more than three times, but the construction work does not go ahead to the Hazara area. We request the Government of Australia to contribute and assist the Hazarajat Highway–from Kabul to Bamyan, Daikundi, Ghor and Herat. This mega project will change the fate of down trodden people living in these provinces.
  • Despite seven years of international efforts, Afghanistan is still the largest drug and poppy producing country and world’s 90% poppy is being produced in Helmand Province, where some Austrlian troops beside the British soldiers are serving.  We demand the Government of Australia to make effective efforts through UN to eradicate drugs from Afghanistan. Australia should lobby for a Special Forces Operation in the drug producing provinces to resolve the production of death forever.
  • Kuchis come to Behsood and other parts of Hazarajat ever year for grazing without any legal right. The vulnerable people of Hazarajat are defenseless against the armed-Kuchis mostly associated with Taliban. Hazaras live in the mountainous highlands of Hazarajat throughout the harshest winter all the year, but when it comes the spring, armed-Kuchis arrive there. We demand the Government of Australia to pressurize the corrupt Government in Kabul to stop armed-Kuchis. Last year they killed as many as 25 Hazaras in Behsood, burning down 5000 homes and schools. We have known by our relatives in Afghanistan, that armed-Kuchis are coming to Behsood this year again. The international community should take notice of brutality against innocent and vulnerable peaceful citizens.
  • There are over 2 million Hazara refugees currently living in Iran. They are faced up with humiliation. Their basic human rights are violated in Iran through worst tortures and forced repatriation. We demand the Government of Australia to lobby in the United Nations to pressurize the regime in Tehran to obey human rights and stop humiliation of Hazara refugees in Iran.

We are thanful to your all honorable senators and members of parliament for giving us time to convey our concerns.

Australian Hazaras,

Canberra, Australia


Responses

  1. Dear Administrator,

    Please Post the election news campaigns held by hazaras in Kayan as well.

    News Source: http://khurasan.wordpress.com/about/

    http://www.nupa.org.af

  2. I would like to express my gratitude to all of you hazaras of Australia for your effort and hard work in order to bring some sustainability to the trodden Hazarajat region and its people through your new country’s authority. Please, keep persuading your Authorities around the world then there might some rays of hope will brighten the gloomy living condition of hazaras. LONG LIVE HAZARAS AS HAZARAS IN AFGHANISTAN AND IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE WITH UNITY, PEACE AND PROSPERITY. ONE DAY, WE WILL BE A PROUD PEOPLE ALONG THE REST OF THE WORLD BY THE GRACE OF ALLAH!!

  3. This is a great job indeed.

    This is how our lost glory is going to be obtained back.

    God is with you all.

  4. I really appreciate your idias about hazaras that you have mentioned,but I think is much more less problems you mentioned. if you reveiw the history of hazaras in afghanistan they had many problems that I cant write you by few sentenses. I send you this mail from my address if needed contact me now I am living in Kazakhstan and am one of those hazaras who is forced to leave the country and cant return my homeland I would be glad if contact me and I can send you all crimes happening with hazaras right now in afghanistan

  5. plz help about the unknown afghan refugees boat on october,2009 from indonesia to australia

  6. Thanks for all u Qawma, I am happy that u could do as much as possible for ur people and I believe that if every Hazara takes part in order to introduce our nation in the world, we will be success in the future.

    All the best,


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