The politics of ethnicity in afghanistan uploaded by rhea abraham politics of ethinicity in afghanistan: understanding the pashtuns and the minor ethnic groups rhea abraham afghanistan continues to occupy a pivotal position in global politics due to its geo-strategic location and historical tendencies of conflict and. As nato forces leave the country, the ethnic divisions in afghanistan are evident, yet the multiethnic country must unite under a single flag for peace. Historical past the hazaras are one of the largest ethnic groups in afghanistan and are estimated to comprise 20 to 25 per cent of the total afghan population.
8 | the afghan muslim community in england – understanding muslim ethnic communities lack of english language skills amongst the first generation, and women in particular, was identified by respondents as one of the key challenges for the afghan. Afghanistan is a multiethnic and mostly-tribal society the population of the country is divided into the following ethnolinguistic groups: pashtun, tajik, hazara, uzbek, aymāq, turkmen, baloch, pashai, nuristani, gujjar, arab, brahui, pamiri and a few others the afghan national anthem and the afghan constitution mention a total of 14 ethnic groups. The government continued to emphasize ethnic and intrafaith reconciliation indirectly through support to the judicial, constitutional, and human rights commissions composed of members of different ethnic and islamic religious (sunni and shi'a) groups the ministry of women's affairs and the ministry of hajj and islamic affairs worked.
All faiths and ethnic groups have fled their homes and need human - itarian assistance in june 2016, the united nations (un) high commissioner for refugees reported that there were more than 27 million afghan refugees living abroad, and approximately 12 million internally displaced people in afghanistan in 2016, the afghan gov - ernment. The ethnic and religious groups of syria part of the reason why the conflict in syria is so complicated is because of the huge diversity of ethnic and religious groups living there the rivalries and tensions between these peoples play an important role in the war and help explain what is going on. Examples of afghan groups manipulating their own people in the struggle for power included the exploitation of ethnic or religious affiliations by mujahedeen groups, who even referred to their in-fighting as a, jihad of good against evil.
Other minority ethnic groups in afghanistan there are several other smaller ethnic groups scattered around the country, such as the nuristanis, who live in the remote mountains northeast of kabul along the pakistan borderthey claim to be descendants of alexander the great. Hazaras afghanistan ethnic groups by:edden,tasnuva,shaina pashtuns uzbeks tajiks aimaq turkmen baloch oah similarities differences relations to the. Etymology: the name afghan originally referred to the pashtun people (today it is understood to include all the country's ethnic groups), while the suffix -stan means place of or country so afghanistan literally means the land of the afghans. The population of afghanistan is around 33 million as of 2016, which includes the roughly 3 million afghan citizens living as refugees in both pakistan and iran the nation is composed of a multi-ethnic and multilingual society, reflecting its location astride historic trade and invasion routes between central asia, southern asia, and western asiaits largest ethnic. In fact, that’s not the case and the reality is that all minority and majority ethnic groups were equally involved in discrimination against each other with the exception that the hazara minority suffered more discrimination not only because of how they look but their religious faith, and not only by the majority pashtunes but the other.
Many afghan ethnic groups distrust the qizilbash because they sided with the british in anglo-afghan wars (saarc tourism, 2009) uzbeks are looked down by pashtuns because of the deeds done by their forefathers even though, these groups have inter-economic relations with each other, tensions continue to prevail between them the. The afghan american population in the us is indeed diverse, representing a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, and religious affiliations pashtun and tajik ethnicities are among the majority alongside minority communities of uzbeks, hazaras, afghan jews and afghan hindus. Whoever wins the afghan presidential election will face the difficult challenge of trying to unite a country riven by ethnic, religious, regional and tribal rivalries into one nation under a strong central government since his interim government came to power almost three years ago, transitional. A new afghan biometric id card, which is supposed to prevent voter fraud, has not been issued because of fights over whether to put ethnic information on the document (pam constable/the washington post.
Under the taliban, repression of the hazara ethnic group, who were predominantly shi'is, was severe since the fall of the taliban in 2001, the 1964 constitution has been used as a basis for the definition of religious freedom and practices the 1964 constitution proclaims islam the sacred religion of afghanistan and states that religious rites of. Afghanistan has been a nation comprised of tribes, ethnic and religious groups, intra religion fictions, people with different languages and diverse political ideologies the diversities and differences have remained a part of afghan society over centuries where people have lived in harmony and the country has remained together tied up to the. Afghanistan has a wide variety of ethnic groups with each having different linguistic, religious and ethnic identities.
The afghan pushtun heartland roughly covers a large crescent-shaped belt following the afghan-pakistani border on the east, southward from nuristan, across the south, and northward along the iranian border almost to herat enclaves of pashtun also live scattered among other ethnic groups throughout the nation, where they have settled at. Uzbeks continue to champion a central government with representation for all afghan ethnic groups, but granting broad control over local issues to the provinces with senior representatives in the present, as well as past governments, uzbek influence can be expected to help shape an emerging afghanistan. Afghan (afḡān), in current political usage, any citizen of afghanistan, whatever his ethnic, tribal, or religious affiliationaccording to the 1977 constitution of the republic of afghanistan (1973-78), all afghans are equal in rights and obligations before the law.