ethnic cleansing

International day of protest against killing of Hazaras - Melbourne, 1 October 2011

Melbourne’s Hazara community joined with others across Australia and around the world in protests condemning ‘the silent genocide of Hazaras in the name of religion and to urge the international community, the UN and the Australian Government to end their silence on this brutality’ (Media release from the Australian Hazara Foundation).


The bloodbath of my family‏

Nisha N.

The following article is based on a speech given at a recent rally in Melbourne.

In a village in the Vanni region of north-east Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) demanded the Tamil civilians move into the “safety zone”. It demanded they leave all their belongings and walk towards the soldiers with their hands raised high.

Afraid of getting shot, they screamed: “Please don’t shoot us!”, and walked slowly towards the SLA with the hope of surviving this ordeal. What awaited them was a blood bath.