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The margins of the consultative Loya Jirga for release of 400 Taliban prisoners

07 Aug 2020 Pasbanan

Kabul witnessed the 21st Loya Jirga today and the purpose of the meeting was to discuss and get the views of the Afghan people on the release of 400 Taliban prisoners. But in the early hours of the morning, all roads leading to the Loya Jirga tent were closed by security forces. Finally, at 9:30 AM, the Jirga officially began with the presence of the President of Afghanistan. This meeting had interesting and violent margins. Prior to the meeting, a number of women, mostly women, took pictures on the sidelines of the Loya Jirga, but during the president’s speech, Belqis Roshan, a Farah MP, tried to do so. Challenge the jirga and accuse President Ghani of ransom. Moments after Ms. Belqis Roshan’s protest, a number of the president’s bodyguards tried to oust him from the Loya Jirga, which led to a verbal altercation and physical clashes. Eventually, all members of the Jirga were instructed by President Ghani to gather their views as soon as possible and submit their final decision to the leadership of the Jirga so that the government could make the final decision on the fate of the Taliban prisoners. The post The margins of the consultative Loya Jirga for release of 400 Taliban prisoners appeared first on Pasbanan.

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