Civilian deaths blamed on govt’s indifference
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Civil society activist through street theatricals on Thursday protested against killing of civilians in central Bamyan province.
The activists showed scenes of civilian killings in provinces and on highways and chanted slogans like “we couldn’t find someone to hear” and “we want end to hostage-taking and killing of civilians in roadside bombs.”
They said government’s indifference took lives of civilians on a daily basis in different parts of the country.
Hussain Dad Ahmadi, Afghanistan Civil Society Organisation head, told Pajhwok Afghan News “through these shows we once again raise our voices on behalf of those who lose their lives on a daily basis in every corner of the country and to exporess our sympathies with them.”
He accused government officials of indifference and urged the international community to ensure that true peace prevailed in the country and violence was put to an end.
Golsoom Nekzad, a civil society activist, said through their performance, they wanted to show solidarity with the bereaved families and urge the government not to be indifferent towards them.
The activist also showed scenes of suicide attacks, roadside bombings, and abducting of passengers.
They also wrote their complaints and grievances in a map of Afghanistan. “Because nobody pays attention to civil works and relay on statements, we want to reflect our grievances through this map,” said one of the activists.
In one of the recent incidents, unknown gunmen killed 13 civilians in Zari district of northern Balkh province.
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