According to local sources, the Taliban have threatened the Hazaras of Ghazni province to make them leave their houses forcibly.
A local source told VOC News that the Taliban have threatened the residents, who are mostly Hazaras, several times that they will have to evacuate the Now-Abad area if they do not have a Sharia (government) deed for their lands.
The source added that a commission of local people has been established to negotiate about this issue with the Taliban. But so far, they have not found a solution.
The source added that a number of employees and hired workers of the Taliban group are trying to extort money from the people. He said that they have suggested to the local people that they will settle this issue by paying money to the Taliban group.
He continued that a Pashtun who used to collect garbage in the Now-Abad area was killed by a mine explosion. But the Taliban are trying to file a murder case against residents and put the responsibility of his death on the Hazaras of Now-Abad in order to provide reason for their extortion and forced migration.
It is said that an area of Ghazni province has about 8000–1000 residential houses and between 50 and 60 thousand residents, who are mostly Hazaras.