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Afghanistan: More than 3000 delegates for the peace

The Loya Jirga is in demand in Afghanistan, when big changes are coming. This Time the more than 3000 delegates to decide on peace talks with the Taliban. By

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Afghanistan: More than 3000 delegates for the peace

The Loya Jirga is in demand in Afghanistan, when big changes are coming. This Time the more than 3000 delegates to decide on peace talks with the Taliban.

While in Kabul under massive security precautions, the Great Council has started the so-called Loya Jirga, many Afghans worry that the in recent years gained freedoms could be lost. Especially the women in Afghanistan fear that their rights to a peace agreement could be sacrificed with the Taliban.

In the Grand Assembly, the Loya Jirga tent advice today and in the next few days, more than 3000 delegates from all over the country on a framework for peace with the Taliban. Among them, politicians, clergy, teachers, and activists.

Afghanistan's President, Ghani, before the start of the Loya Jirga

women want their rights

fighting Also among the delegates, there are conservative forces, which is about the freedom for women to go much too far.

The women in Afghanistan would have to fight for rights, said the activist Suraya Pakzad to a Reporter of the news Agency AP. These rights are in danger, even if they were not enshrined in the Constitution.

"We must not wait for our rights to be served on a silver tray. So what happened in the year 1996, when the Taliban came to Power. This time we must fight for our rights. And we must bring the international community that they listen to us. We don't go back to the Situation at the time."

Taliban

The Taliban, the Loya Jirga not to participate, not only have other ideas for the future rights of women, than the currently valid Constitution of Afghanistan. They demanded in previous talks with the United States, especially an early withdrawal of foreign troops. The U.S. special envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, the months of the talks, said in an Interview with the Afghan television channel TOLO News that there will be no deduction, as long as there is no peace in Afghanistan.

"We want peace in Afghanistan, we have a political solution. It is not a retreat, but of peace. First, a sustained cease-fire and peace, open the way for a withdrawal of U.S. troops."

The Grand Assembly in Kabul to define the red lines for the planned peace besprächen between the government and the Taliban.

last Assembly was held in 2013 instead of

Loja Dschirgas be convened in Afghanistan regularly, when great national questions are to be clarified. They last met in 2013, and allowed the U.S. troops to stay beyond the originally scheduled withdrawal of troops in 2014, in the country.

Afghanistan: Council of Loya Jirga has begun
Bernd Musch-Borowska, ARD New Delhi
29.04.2019 11:04 PM

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