Thirsty for Knowledge: Student Protest in Kabul

These are some friends of mine, fighting ethnic intolerance.

Ali Karimi

A large group of male and female students from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Kabul University have been in hunger strike and in a sit-in protest near the parliament building since May 20. They number around 70 and all of them are Hazaras. So far, about 30 of them have been  hospitalized.  Not only the international media has ignored the event, even the non- Hazara Afghan media, in particular Tolo and Ariana TVs have turned a blind eye on the ongoing protest which has been the central topic in Afghan blogsphere and social networking sites for the last week (interestingly, the owners of both TV stations are Shia, but they are very cautious to keep away from anything related to the Hazaras).

The students protest against ethnic discrimination, corruption and the “illiteracy” of the teaching staff in the faculty, and in particular, they demand the removal of Farouq Abdulla…

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2 Responses to Thirsty for Knowledge: Student Protest in Kabul

  1. Thanks for sharing this on your wonderful blog. Truly enjoyed reading your posts. Keep it up!
    -Ali

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