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Protest against killing of Hazara community continues in Quetta

Protest against killing of Hazara community continues in Quetta
May 1, 2018
QUETTA (92 News) – Angered at the recent killing spree, members of the persecuted Hazara community continued protest in Quetta against the unabated killings of members of their community on Tuesday for the second consecutive day. The number of killings has recently increased, with four separate attacks in April alone. The protesters while refusing to budge announced that the sit-in would continue till the army chief didn’t come. The protesters criticized law enforcement for their inaction and failure in preventing Hazaras from being murdered with impunity. The Hazara community also demanded that Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa meet them and hear their grievances. Earlier, Provincial Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti visited the hunger strike camp late Sunday and assured them that the regional government was taking steps to arrest elements involved in the targeted killings. Haider, however, rejected Bugti's request to end the strike. Thousands of Hazaras have been killed in bomb blasts or shootings over the last two decades. Sunni militant groups have taken responsibility for most of those incidents. In most of the attacks, the assailants managed to escape.