Graham Crouch: Hazara's of Afghanistan: 2013AprilGCstory_018

Images © Graham Crouch 2013Govenor of Bamiyan Province Habiba Sarabi at her office with portraits of Afghan president Hamid Karzai.  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 

Govenor of Bamiyan Province Habiba Sarabi at her office with portraits of Afghan president Hamid Karzai. 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.