Terror acts against govt, people unacceptable: Ulema
Over 4,000 religious scholars, who attended the gathering, condemned attacks aimed at destabilising Afghanistan and depriving its people of peace.
In a statement, the scholars urged prayer leaders at mosques to condemn interference by outsiders in Afghanistan’s affairs and terrorist acts in the country as un-Islamic and urged Muslim countries to join condemning such interventions.
They also praised the Afghan security forces for defending Islamic and national values of the country, asking people to stand behind them.
“We assure our security forces that defending the country for the purpose of ensuring peace is jihad,” read the statement.
Maulvi Abdul Zahir Haqqani, one of the scholars, said killing security forces was not allowed, but eliminating those carrying out suicide and bomb attacks in Afghanistan was a must.
He said Afghan ulema’s stance against those issuing decrees for killing of Afghan security forces was crystal clear. He urged people to stand against those promoting hatred and divisions among people.
“The decrees issued in Pakistan to persuade people into going to Afghanistan for suicide and terrorist attacks are unmerited and unjust,” he said, adding that ulema were prepared for any sacrifices for their country.
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