The Wider Image: "Under Siege": Fear and defiance mark life for Pakistan's Hazaras
Sardar Sahil, 30-year-old Hazara lawyer and rights activist, kisses his mother's hand before leaving for office, at the doorsteps of his home in Hazara Town, Quetta, Pakistan, June 14, 2019. "We are living under siege for more than 1-1/2 decades due to sectarian attacks," said Sahil. "Though all these checkposts were established for our security, we feel we were ourselves also cut off from other communities." Sahil carries a pistol whenever he leaves home, and relies on his faith as a second layer of security. "I kiss my mother's hand and she kisses me too and says goodbye with her prayers and good wishes," Sahil said. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro SEARCH "HAZARA MINORITY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.