MP urges masses to rise up against Daesh
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A powerful lawmaker from eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday called upon the masses in eastern Afghanistan to stage uprisings against the Islamic State (IS) militants and the government to support such rebellion.
Hazrat Ali, also the head of the Mujhaideen Council, told a gathering of thousands of people in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar, that the Daesh fighters had so far killed more than 600 civilians and held captive another 270 in the Shinwari zone.
“It seems the hostages had also been mercilessly killed as some were recently blown up with explosives,” the lawmaker said, lashing out at the government and human rights groups for keeping silence over the group’s atrocities.
“Human rights groups are silent, if they have no concern, what for they are here?.” Hazrat Ali said the masses could not tolerate atrocities the Daesh group had unleashed on them and they should stage revolt against the militant outfit.
“Daesh is active the Shinwari zone while the government has launched operations in Khogyani district. The government should take pragmatic steps against the threat.”
The deputy head of the provincial council, Dr. Nasir Kamawal, said the security situation was deteriorating with each passing day in Nangarhar.
He warned if the activities of the IS group were not prevented in Nangarhar, they would extend them to Kabul, asking the central government to take early action.
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