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Kabulis ask warring sides to honor Eid celebration

Kabulis ask warring sides to honor Eid celebration

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Jun 03, 2019 - 17:53

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Some residents and religious scholars in capital Kabul demand an end to the ongoing conflict and ask the warring sides to refrain from converting people’s joys into grief during Eid days.

According to them, the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr after the holy month of Ramadaninfo-icon is a time of immense joy and happiness for Muslims all over the worldinfo-icon.

The residents of Kabul term Eid-ul-Fitr an opportunity for mutual acceptance and ask the Talibaninfo-icon and the government to end differences and announce a ceasefire and an end to the ongoing fighting.

Navid Faizi, a student of Journalism Faculty at Kabul University, criticized the surge in suicide attacks, bomb blasts and armed attacks during Ramazan and said people had become tired of the killing of innocent people and bloodshed.

While referring to daily killing of youth as a result of the ongoing conflict, he said: “We support peace and prefer to sleep empty stomach because it is better than fighting.”

Najibullah, a vendor, said: “Fighting and killing of brothers in Islam is not allowed, both sides are Muslims and until what time they would continue killing each others.”

Faisal Rahnud, a taxi driver in Kabul, said: “There is no work and there is fear of bombing due to which we can’t move freely. We want the conflicting parties to announce ceasefire for the sake of Ramadan and Eid so that people could visit their friends and relatives without fear,” he said.

Khal Bibi, one of the displaced persons living in Kabul, said she was begging in from dawn to dust, adding the best Eid for the people of Afghanistaninfo-icon was peace.

Khal Bibi was displaced from her native town in Kunduz six years ago as a result of insecurity. She says she has witnessed a lot of bombings during the period.

Maulviinfo-icon Gul Rahman, a religious scholar, termed fighting as against the interest of the county and said innocent people were being killed daily which was against the teachings of Islam.

He asked the government and the Taliban to bring the ongoing fighting to an end forever and reconcile so that no mother or sister would need to drop tears for their loved ones in future.

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