Afghanistan

Khojas and Memons: Descendants of the Lohanas

The Lohanas trace their roots in history right up to the emergence of Aryans, making theirs the oldest surviving community…

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Come What May

Political and economic insecurity, educational inequality, sexual violence, and poor health are common among Afghan women and children under the…

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How a colonial blunder grew into a part of the War on Terror

Like the British of old, the Americans today consider Afghanistan as a moral evil that must be fought in order…

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Afghanistan: First public execution since Taliban takeover

According to news reports, the man put to death was accused of murder in western Farah province; the execution was…

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In Afghanistan’s shadowy new conflict, new displacement and new civilian abuses

As the fighting has intensified, the UN has documented how Taliban fighters have become increasingly confrontational with the civilian population.…

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Opium cultivation up in Afghanistan under Taliban rule

Opiate trafficking from Afghanistan has been ongoing without interruption since August 2021. Afghan opiates supply some 80 per cent of…

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Anisa Shaheed: A voice for the people of Afghanistan

Shaheed has helped redefine what it means to be a woman journalist in Afghanistan in the face of significant risk…

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Hindus & Sikhs once were significant part of Afghanistan

Today many of Gurdwaras are damaged or locked, or usurped. These communities began fleeing to Canada, UK, Germany, Pakistan and…

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Pathans and Hindu Rajputs

This actually gave rise to the theory that Hindus had occupied the region called Afghanistan before the ‘foreigners’ took it…

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Abdul Samad Khan’s Perceptions of Pashtoonistan (Part-III)

Abdul Samad Khan opposed the British imposed system of Nawabs and Sardars, and had also demanded the abolition of Sardari…

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