Body to resolve Kuchi-Hazara tribes dispute resumes work
MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): The commission tasked to settle the long-standing Kuchi-Hazara tribes dispute in central Maidan Wardak province is set to resume work formally from today (Monday), officials say.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had earlier assured officials of Wardak province that the commission to arbitrate between the two warring tribes would start work immediately.
Governor Hayatullah Hayat told Pajhwok Afghan News that he shared the two tribes dispute with the president through video conference today’s morning.
He thoroughly briefed the president regarding the scuffle between the tribes and urged the president that the delegation should start work forthwith to settle the issue.
Hayat said he demanded the president to deploy Afghan security forces in parts of the province to avoid any clash in future between the two tribes.
Earlier, in a clash between the tribes, the death toll has reached two, with as many sustaining injuries. That clash erupted over ownership of lands erupted in Seyah Sang area of the Behsud-1 district two days ago.
Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesperson, had told one Hazara man and one Kuchi tribesman had been killed so far during the clash that left one each from the sides wounded.
Some days back, dozens of Hazara elders met the governor and called for the president-nominated commission to initiate its investigations into the conflict as soon as possible.
Murad Ali, a Hazara community leader, said the conflict between the two tribes in Behsud-1 district could escalate and lead to huge casualties any time.
The president had nominated a 75-member commission to resolve the dispute dating back to the 18th century over Afghanistan central lands between the two communities.
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