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Kabul hails ulema declaration, urges Muslim world’s help

Kabul hails ulema declaration, urges Muslim world’s help

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May 12, 2018 - 19:35

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The unity government in Kabul has welcomed the Ulemainfo-icon Conference’s joint statement issued in Indonesia, urging clerics from across the Muslim worldinfo-icon to play their role in eradicating violence, extremism and terrorism in war-torn Afghanistaninfo-icon.

A statement from Presidential Palace said the Ulema termed peace in Afghanistan a “Divine Order” and explained the importance of peace in light and spirit of religious teachings.

The statement added the government of Afghanistan endorses “the ulema’s stance, their explanation and joint statement and wants the clerics of Islamic world to play their role in eradicating violence, extremism and terrorism in Afghanistan.”

“The Afghan government considers the role of ulema as vital in restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan and thanks all those including the President of Indonesia for participating in the conference”, the statement said.

It added being an order from Allah and a major demand of the Afghans, the Afghan government always preferred peace and always invited ulema, influential people, elders, civil societyinfo-icon activists, womeninfo-icon’s rights activists to work for honorable peace and stability.

In its declaration, the ulema conference supported the Afghanistan reconciliation process and asked the warring sides to join direct talks.

It is worth mentioning the Talibaninfo-icon had been invited to the conference, but the group not only rejected the invitation but also showed opposition to the move.

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