VOC News: Local sources from Bamyan told VOC News that the Taliban security command in Bamyan arrested 24 Hazaras from the village of “Rigshad” from the centre of Bamyan.
Sources told VOC News that the Taliban command in Bamyan arrested 24 Hazaras from Rigshad village today, Wednesday September 13, at the request of a person named Alam Shah, who is a Pashtun.
According to local sources, Alam Shah presented the Taliban security command in Bamiyan with “fake documents” and claimed to be the owner of Rigshad village. Sources stated that this person has been blocking the passage to this village for 20 days by digging a giant hole on the crossing. About 500 families live in this village.
Sources added that Alam Shah demanded 6 million and 700 thousand Afghanis from the residents of this village to reopen the Rigshad route and the centre of Bamyan.
On Monday this week, another two Hazaras from Gharghari village in Bamyan, Punjab, were arrested by the Taliban at the request of the nomads.
These people were arrested by the Taliban in Bamyan when the Taliban governor for Bamyan asked them to admit “in their own language” that their land belongs to the nomads. But these people refused to accept and were then arrested by Taliban forces.