Pakistan’s Hazara community, which mostly consists of Shiites and most of whom reside in the province of Balochistan, again suffered a huge blow when on Friday they were targeted again by terrorists. A bomb exploded in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, in a vegetable market, claiming the lives of 20 people.
The Taliban accepted responsibility for this attack, which was exclusively carried out to kill members of the Hazara minority. This is not the first time that the Hazara community has been targeted, as in the past five years, 509 Hazaras have been slaughtered.
For this community, there is no relief. They live like third-class citizens, and they even are deemed a threat to the other people living or working beside them, because terrorists and banned outfits like Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) can also unleash their wrath upon people who accommodate the Hazara people.