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Eric Avebury writes…We must heed the cries of the Hazaras

Just over a week ago a massive bomb was detonated in a packed bazaar on the outskirts of Quetta, killing at least 92 people and seriously injuring more than 200.

Last month a double suicide bombing on Alamdar Road, Quetta took the lives of 108 people

These were the latest in a crescendo of genocidal attacks on the Shia Hazara community in Pakistan since the turn of the century, which was considered in a packed meeting I chaired at the House of Lords yesterday, February 25.

According to published accounts, these atrocities have left over 1,100 dead and 1,300 injured. In fact the …

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  • User AvatarStephen Campbell 23rd Aug - 5:39pm
    Totally with @simon F on this one. Some posts on this thread are not only sadly funny, but quite telling. @AC Trussell says: "It would...
  • User AvatarNicholas Pentney 23rd Aug - 5:35pm
    g 'Can you point to any action Hamas have taken that is inconsistent with this part of their charter?' Yes. There are many. Perhaps most...
  • User AvatarNick Collins 23rd Aug - 5:34pm
    Another derisory result for the concept of directly elected PCCs; one of many of this government's so-called "reforms" which the public did not want and...
  • User AvatarCatherine 23rd Aug - 5:33pm
    Thank you, Mark. An excellent article . "And, if the processes have failed, rather than delivering an outcome you don’t like (not always the same...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 23rd Aug - 5:09pm
    I thought this was a good article, but I am disappointed by Callum Leslie's comment that replicates the basic argument of a large number of...
  • User Avatarg 23rd Aug - 4:57pm
    Sarah Noble <The charter of Hamas is a thought-terminating distraction from the real issue. It doesn’t necessarily translate to what their actual political goals are....