Graham Crouch: Hazara's of Afghanistan: 2013AprilGCstory_004

Images © Graham Crouch 2013Qurbon Ali (28) at the grave of his brother ,22 year old Mohammad Ali, who was killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Abdul Fazl shrine in Kabul during last years Ashura festival that is celebrated by Shia muslims.  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. Hazara Shia muslims are looked down upon by the Sunni Pashto tribes that make up the population majority in Afghanistan.

Images © Graham Crouch 2013 

Qurbon Ali (28) at the grave of his brother ,22 year old Mohammad Ali, who was killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Abdul Fazl shrine in Kabul during last years Ashura festival that is celebrated by Shia muslims. 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. Hazara Shia muslims are looked down upon by the Sunni Pashto tribes that make up the population majority in Afghanistan.