Hamid Karzai at Kabul University
Yesterday at Kabul Pol-e Takhnik University on a commencement ceremony for graduated students where President Hamid Karzai was the head speaker and the one to hand over the diplomas; was attacked by a student.
The whole issue was transmitted live on the state television (RTA - Radio Television Afghanistan) but was censored at the last minute. The President was reading up names of the top students and handing out scholarships mostly to India where higher educations were prepared for them.
All the students nominated for the scholarships were from the same region (Parwan and Kapisa) and same schools, when suddenly one Afghan student raised up and started to confront the President and asked why all the scholarships were given to the same provinces and the same group of people? Its obvious that results of these students are assumed and that the majority of students are excluded from these scholarships. The student asked why no one from Kandahar, Ningarhar or Khost was given these scholarships?
In haste the state television cut off the sound and later on interrupted the transmission and started to transmit music videos instead.
This is just one of thousands incidents where the anger boils over from the big majority of Afghan people who are sick and tired by the special treatment given to them.
It's no secret that the Pashtoons are treated like second class citizens in President Hamid Karzai's corrupted government.
The question is how long Afghans can stand with this special treatment? The incident was indeed a big shame for Hamid Karzai.
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. Mother Theresa