EU: Targeting Hazaras must stop

EU: Targeting Hazaras must stop

In recent reaction against a deadly school bombing in a western neighborhood of the capital Kabul, the European Union mission in Afghanistan has said that “targeting Hazaras must stop”.

“From actresses to students. From politicians to singers – all a part of today’s reality & ready to build this country with the support of the EU,” the EU said in tweet posted today, June 03.

The remarks come as Tomas Niklasson, the new EU Special Envoy, met with some surviving girl students of Sayed ul-Shuhada school attack. “Those taken away too early can’t be brought back. But their memory can be honored by pursuing dreams that some want to stop.”

As many as 90 civilians, mostly Hazara school girls aged 13 to 18, were killed and around 240 others wounded after a car bomb targeted them outside Sayed ul-Shuhada High School followed by two consecutive landmine blasts on May 08.

The deadly attacks sparked widespread national and international reactions, including a subsequent official mourning day declared by the Afghan government.

Families of the victims, Second Vice President, and Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission have termed the deadly bombing as a “manifestation of genocide” urging international community and the Afghan government to address it adequately.

Denouncing the attack as “atrocious and cowardly” the UNSC underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers, and sponsors of the attack accountable and bring them to justice.