It is also a gateway into the mountainous central province of Hazarajat
, also home mainly to Shia Hazara people.
A persecuted Shia community from the highland region of Hazarajat
in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hazaras are identified by their facial features.
They may have held this time, but as we've learnt from Karachi, the Hazarajat
and Punjab, strongholds ultimately fall.
The Hazara community are an ethnic group native to the region of Hazarajat
in central Afghanistan, but their significant minority resides in Pakistan.
When the Taliban destroyed the ancient statues of Buddha, carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in Hazarajat
, central Afghanistan, in March 2001, Al Qaradawi did not lift a finger to stop them and of course, nor did any of his Qatari sponsors, who were friends with the Taliban and still operate an embassy for the terrorist group in Doha 16 years after its fall in Kabul.
The other part of the Hazaras that remained in Afghanistan fled the cities and escaped to the mountains of the central highlands of Afghanistan that is known today as Hazarajat
Hizb-e-Wahdat is Hazara organization and is based in Hazarajat
. Jumbish- e-Milli is an Uzbek political grouping.
They have reportedly fled to Hazarajat
to join a warlord.
Notably, for one of his vice-president, he has Mohammad Mohaqiq as candidate, who is a warlord entrenched among his own large ethnic Hazara community dominating the Hazarajat
region of Afghanistan.
They comprise of 7% of the total population, settled in Hazarajat
and have adopted Dari or Persian as their language.
For nearly 1600 years, the monumental statues of the standing Buddha, carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan Valley in the Hazarajat
region of Afghanistan, stood supremely harmless, threatening none.