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Khaskheli (Sindhi: خاصخیلي‎) is a Sindhi tribe in Sindh and Balochistan, Pakistan. The tribe trace its linkages as offshoot of Samma tribe in Sindh.

Khasakhel[1][2] is a tribe in Sindh. This is considered a warrior clan which came with Mohammad Bin Qasim and defeated Raja Dahir. After the death of Mohammad Bin Qasim they stayed in South Asia and spread the Islamic religion. They last fought against the British rule under the Talpur Dynasty of Sindh.[citation needed]

After the fall of the Talpur dynasty in Sindh they were dispersed by the British rulers, some of them were arrested and hanged with their supporter Pir Pagara. They were the first clan to allow marriage outside and due to this they were scattered all over the South Asia.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Raza, Anjana (June 2006). "Mask Of honor: causes behind honor – killings in Pakistan". Asian Journal of Women's Studies. Ewha Womans University Press. 12 (2): 88–104. Nineteen-year old Shazia, whose father was an assistant vice-president at a local bank in Sanghar and a member of the Khaskheli tribe, was an intermediate student. In September she eloped with Hassan, a member of the Solangi tribe...The couple went to Karachi and got legally married. The elders and youth of the Khasheli tribe saw Shazia's decision as a dishonor to the tribe and met to decide on what punishment they deserved. the claim of dishonor was validated on three points: Hassan belonged to a different tribe - not just different, but a lower caste (Solangis, also called Machi or fish traders, are perceived by the Khasheli to be of a lower caste than themselves). [...] Meanwhile, Shazia's father in an attempt to save his daughter's life, lodged an FIR, claiming that his daughter was already married to another man and had been kidnapped by Hassan. Trying to set the story straight and confident of the validity of their nikkahnama (marriage contract), Shazia and Hassan decided to record their statement with the local police. While they were on their way to meet the investigating officer, they were abducted by armed Khasheli tribesmen. Eyewitnesses reported that although the police was immediately informed, no action was taken. The couple was taken to a house and brutally tortured, while a large crowd gathered outside, attracted by the screams. Everyone knew what was going on, but no one dared intervene. When a woman from the tribe tried to plead on Shazia's behalf, she was accused of 'collaborating' and her hair was immediately shaved off. The couple was murdered. pp. 100-101  Preview.
  2. ^ Shah, Zulfigar (15 November 2003). "Till death do us part". Newsline. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 

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