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#Rukhsana who was stoned to death for marrying a loved one

I was away from the internet as usual as I had come to my town. But find the chance to go through social media accounts.  On social media many of likeminded youths had updated their accounts with a photo of a cute girl seeming to be on the peak of her youth. 485 more words

Taliban stoned to death a nineteen year old girl

The Taliban stoned to death nineteen year old Rokhshana in Afghanistan for attempting to leave a forced marriage and elope with another man.

Authorities said that  Rokhshana was arrested and executed in a Taliban controlled area. 112 more words

Violence Against Women

In the Jordan Valley...

After a summer break of some two months, Passages Home is back!

During these months, I traveled to Jordan and to Palestine.  Access to wifi was slow, border crossings were frustrating, and the general mood of the people was wistful for better times. 282 more words

Ordinary Places

The Minaret of Jam becomes the Leaning Tower of Ghor

The minaret of Jam, one of Afghanistan’s cultural marvels, is in danger of collapse. Centuries of neglect and frequent floods have weakened this fabled 800-year-old structure in the remote province of Ghor. 515 more words

Writing & Writers

Women and children among Hazara passengers singled out and executed in Ghor Afghanistan

July 25, 2014

At least 14 Hazaas, including 3 women and 1 child, passengers are singled out and executed by Taliban in Ghor, Afghanistan.

The 15 killed were separated by the armed men after their national ID cards were checked, Provincial Governor Sayed Anwar Rahmati told TOLOnews. 244 more words

Hazara Asylum Seekers


Suspected Taliban militants have killed 15 Afghan civilians execution-style after stopping two vehicles travelling in central Afghanistan.
The armed attackers killed 11 men, three women and one child in Ghor Province. 77 more words


Slave Dynasty or Ghulam Dynasty of India

The Mamluk Dynasty (sometimes referred as Slave Dynasty or Ghulam Dynasty)was established in Northern India by Qutb-ud-din Aybak, a Turkic general from Central Asia. It was the first of five unrelated dynasties to rule India’s Delhi Sultanate from 1206 to 1290. 104 more words