Afghan envoy demands UN committee to investigate Hazara genocide

The Afghan representative also highlighted the Taliban's "hostility" against Afghan women and termed the situation as worrying.

A 19-year old Hazara Afghan girl sits and cries on the bench she was sitting on, during Friday's suicide bomber attack on a Hazara education center, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct 1, 2022 [AP]

Afghanistan's representative to the UN, Naseer Ahmad Faiq demanded a committee to investigate and report the targeted attacks against the Hazaras, which he termed as "acts of genocide".


While speaking at the Committee on Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Affairs of the UN General Assembly, he accused the Taliban of not being able to establish security till now, the Khama Press reported.


His statement came in the wake of the deadly attack on the Kaaj education centre in the Afghan capital. He expressed his concern about the targeting of children from a particular ethnic group.


Faiq demanded a committee to investigate and report on serious human rights violations, citing the most recent attack on the Kaaj education centre as evidence that Hazaras are systematically targeted in these attacks.


The representatives of the country in the UN also termed this situation as "extremely worrying", reported Khama Press.


He elaborated his demand saying that a fact-finding committee will be able to look into and report on all serious violations of human rights, such as the genocide of Hazaras, forced migration, and extrajudicial killings of people without a fair trial.


A serious violation of human rights, according to him, includes "killings without trial, torture, harsh treatment, and arbitrary arrests of former security forces, journalists, human rights defenders, and people connected to the resistance front."


The Afghan representative also highlighted the Taliban's "hostility" against Afghan women and termed the situation as worrying.


"The Taliban must be put under