Graham Crouch: Hazara's of Afghanistan: 2013AprilGCstory_001

Images © Graham Crouch 2013Former Woomera detainee Jumma Khan at his small fruit and veg shop in Kabul. He attempted to get to Australia but was sent back as an illegal immigrant.  Ethnic Hazara's, who have often made up vast numbers of refugees to Australia, having been persecuted and driven from their homes in both Afghanistan as well as from Quetta in Pakistan where a lot of displaced Hazara fled to during the Taliban years. Bamiyan is home to a lot of Hazara who are Shia muslim and as such are looked down upon by the Sunni Pashto tribes that make up the population majority in Afghanistan.

Images © Graham Crouch 2013 

Former Woomera detainee Jumma Khan at his small fruit and veg shop in Kabul. He attempted to get to Australia but was sent back as an illegal immigrant. Ethnic Hazara's, who have often made up vast numbers of refugees to Australia, having been persecuted and driven from their homes in both Afghanistan as well as from Quetta in Pakistan where a lot of displaced Hazara fled to during the Taliban years. Bamiyan is home to a lot of Hazara who are Shia muslim and as such are looked down upon by the Sunni Pashto tribes that make up the population majority in Afghanistan.