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Ulema call for permanent truce ahead of Eid-ul-Adha

Ulema call for permanent truce ahead of Eid-ul-Adha

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Aug 04, 2018 - 19:07

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Ulemainfo-icon High Council on Saturday demanded permanent ceasefire between the government and the Talibaninfo-icon ahead of Eid-ul-Adha.

This was offered by the Ulema during a meeting here today. Religious scholars, university teachers and high ranking officials from the Ministry of Hajjinfo-icon and Religious Affairs and Educationinfo-icon Ministry took part in the meeting.

Ulema Council Head Maulviinfo-icon Qeyyamuddin Kashaf expressed joy over the approval of his suggestion by the president for ceasefire during the end of Ramazan and Eid-ul-Fitr.

“The Ulema want to suggest a permanent ceasefire which may lead to direct talks between the government and the Taliban which may lead to a permanent peace and stability,” he said.

Two months back, thousands of clerics during a gathering asked the president to enter ceasefire with the Taliban which the president accepted and the country witnessed three –day truce without any violence.

Kashaf asked the government and the Taliban to declare another ceasefire just ahead of the Eid-ul-Adha.

Mohammad Akram Khapalwak, presidential advisor in political affairs, said the Ulema council has constituted three committees which will gather views and suggestion and develop a mechanism for its implementation.

The suggestions of Ulema and the mechanism would be presented to the president for approval and implementation, he added.

Khapalwak said people complained both from the Taliban and the government. On the Taliban part the mass complained against extremism while on the government part people complained against non-religious programs and both created tensions in the societyinfo-icon.

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