Melbourne vigil marks Hazara massacre

Friday, June 20, 2014

Members of the Hazara community held a vigil in Melbourne on June 15 for the victims of the Taftan bombing in Pakistan.The bombing was part of ongoing attacks on Hazara people and Shia Muslims in Pakistan.

Ali Haider, a member of the Hazara community in Melbourne, said: "A bombing took place [on June 8] in which 30 people were killed and more than 50 injured. These were poor people on pilgrimage."

Colleen Hartland from the Greens called for the Australian government to accept refugees from Pakistan.

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That was cruel. The massacre is really a tragedy for the family.