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Gujar tribesmen forcibly evicted from Takhar homes

Gujar tribesmen forcibly evicted from Takhar homes

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Feb 06, 2018 - 18:22

TALOQAN (Pajhwok):  An illegal militia commander, Abdul Awal, has allegedly evicted some 200 Gujar tribe families from their homes in Farkhar district of northeastern Takhar province.

 Gul Mohammad,  a resident of Kharmab locality of the district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the commander first warmed the families and later attacked their homes with heavy weaponry, forcing 200 families to flee homes and climb a nearby mountain.

He further said a six-month-old child was killed in the attack that destroyed all the houses.

Another resident, Khalid, said a number of womeninfo-icon and children of the Gujar tribe were sick and in critical condition but so far no governmental official had come to their rescue.  He urged government should send a delegation for the solving the issue.

An attempt to seek comment of the commander Abdul Awal, but no one responded.

Meanwhile, Takhar deputy police chief Col. Nizamuddin Ghori confirmed the incident and said a number of illegally armed men attacked Gujar tribe homes. He assured that a delegation had been sent to investigate the issue.

He said: “We have been trying our best to resolve the issue though communication and peacefully between the two sides”.

A number of Gujar tribe people had been expelled from homes in the past, but during former president Hamid Karzai term, some of them were brought back to their homes.

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