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Kunar residents launch rally to support peace

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KABUL: A large number of the Kunar residents launched a rally to support the peace process, chanting the slogans of “Stop Afghan Genocide” and “War is Enough”.

The activists of the rally called on the government to accelerate the peace efforts and reach an agreement over ceasefire with the Taliban, thus to ensure a sustainable peace in Afghanistan.

Participants of the rally reiterated their call on the warring parties to declare a ceasefire. 

It comes as the people in Helmand province had earlier launched a demonstration after a suicide bombing outside of the stadium in provincial capital city of Lashkargah last year.

A group of eight protestors then left Helmand walking towards Kabul.

The protestors walked through towns and villages, crossed provinces and met with local residents all the way long.

The group of eight protestors had grown up to an estimated of 100 and after 38 days journey on June 18, 2018 arrived in Kabul.

They demanded both the Afghan government and the Taliban to observe a ceasefire.

The group has given three days’ timeline to the Taliban and said that in case of no response from the Taliban they would wait and keep on protests outside of the diplomatic offices in Kabul.

The activists held protest outside the UNAMA’s office in Kabul, and sent a letter to the UN Secretary General, Anotonio Guterres in which they asked ending of ongoing war in Afghanistan.

After that, they have moved to the US embassy in Kabul and stayed there for nine days.

They have sent a letter to the American people to persuade their government to end 17 years long war in Afghanistan.

The activists were made up of 17 to 65 years of ages included athletes and farmers.

The activists also staged demos in front of Iranian, Pakistan, Russia and British embassies as well as European Union office in Kabul.

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