Govt asked to accept woman MP's peace plan
The legislator said she had talked to Mullah Omar in an area 150 kilometres from Kabul and he told her the insurgent movement was ready for peace with the government.
However, both the Afghan government and Taliban strongly rejected the lawmaker's claim.
Muhammad Zahir Arifi, a religious scholar who led the protest, said if the government did not pay attention to Sultani's proposals, they would stage more demonstrations. "Huma Sultani can bring peace to Afghanistan and that's all."
If their demand was ignored, they would initiate tougher actions, warned Ahmad Mustafa, another protestor. However, he did not elaborate on the actions.
The protestors chanted "Death to Obama, death to Karzai, we want peace." The one-hour protest started from the Allauddin area and ended in Deh Mazang Square.
In a resolution, the demonstrators said they acknowledged efforts by the High Peace Council (HPC), but the war in Afghanistan was not a face-to-face fight that the council would be able to end.
"In fact, the war in Afghanistan is an intelligence war and a proper strategy is needed to tackle it," the resolution said.
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