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Impartial ulema to talk with Taliban in Kandahar

Impartial ulema to talk with Taliban in Kandahar

Dec 29, 2019 - 17:37

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Impartial Religious Scholars Peace Convoy on Sunday said they would travel southern Kandahar province for peace negotiations with Talibaninfo-icon insurgents, urging the warning parties to show flexibility in stances.

The Afghanistan Impartial Religious Scholars Peace Convoy, a group of around 70 Islamic scholars, in Kabul said they had collected some money and would travel to Spin Boldak district of Kandahar on Tuesday to meet some Taliban representatives about peace negotiations.

Mufti Mohammad Bilal Safeer, the Afghanistan Impartial Religious Scholars Peace convoy’s head, and another member of the movement Shaikh Niamatullah called on the government and Taliban to start peace talks and show flexibility in the negotiations as well.

He said if they were facilitated, they could meet Taliban representatives in Quetta and Peshawar of Pakistaninfo-icon and even travel to Qatari’s capital Doha for peace talks.

He said they had also discussed the peace process with the Afghan government.

Another religious scholar Mufti Gul Ahmad Sidiqi said peace was a divine order and the government and Taliban should fear God and declare peace as soon as possible.

He said if there was unity among Afghans, the US among no other country could stay in Afghanistan.

A number of other scholars held similar views and urged the government and Taliban representatives to declare a general truce at the earliest possible.

They also issued a resolution letter, asking both the government and Taliban to announce a ceasefire across the country.

The Islamic scholars said they will not allow anyone to use the peace process for their personal interests.



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