Hazaras

The Hazaras are an ethnic group native to Afghanistan. A very large population of them reside in Afghanistan and a smaller population in Pakistan’s Balochistan region. They are predominantly Shia Muslims. They have been the victims of sectarian violence both in Afghanistan and Pakistan and over the years have emigrated to establish diaspora across the world. Recently, the Hazaras in Pakistan have been protesting the murder of 11 coal miners from their community by ISIL terrorists.