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No response sends Baghlan peace activists packing

No response sends Baghlan peace activists packing

May 24, 2018 - 20:33

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Peace activists have removed their tent in northern Baghlan province after failing to elicit a positive response from the warring sides, amid an uptick in rebel attacks.

The Baghlan activists during their stay at the tent had been calling on the government and rebel forces to enter a ceasefire and talks.

After doing so for 20 days, the activists wrapped up their mission in Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital, as except civilians no local government official visited them.

Hedayatullah Mohseni, one of the activists, told Pajhwok Afghan News that they had erected the tent to voice for peace and ask the warring parties to cease the conflict, but not even a single local official accompanied their voice.

He said they had also shared their demand with the Baghlan governor and the High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC)’s provincial committee, but none supported them.

 “That was why the youth got disappointed and we decided today to remove the tent,” he said, adding they were still ready to sacrifice their lives for peace if the government supported them.

A number of other youth held similar complaints.

Baghlan governor Abdul Hai Niamati said he was aware about the peace activists and their tent, but the activists did not share their requests with him in written form. “If they had shared their demands with us, we would have supported them,” he said.

Asadullah Shahbaz the HPC committee head for Baghlan, said: “Peace is everyone’s dream and we should take every step for achieving it, that is what we HPC representatives do,”

He said he had several times talked with the peace activists and listened to their demands. “If the peace activists continue to struggle for peace then we are ready to help them,” he said.

Similar tents were removed in other provinces after the activists failed to elicit a positive response from the warring sides.


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