Overcome hurdles, observe truce: Nangarhar women to warring sides

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NANGARHAR: Women activists in eastern Nangarhar province called on the government and the Taliban to remove obstacles on the path towards peace.


Scores of women gathered in front of the Nangarhar provincial council office on Saturday and conveyed their demands through a peaceful demonstration.


They dubbed the continuation war a menace that harmed Afghans with each passing day, urging for a permanent armistice.


The head of the civil society organization responsible for holding the demonstration, Muqaddasa Ahmadzai, said the protest was aimed at requesting the Taliban for a ceasefire.


She said the Afghan government and the Taliban should not make any more pretexts against peace and remove the existing barriers, as well as observe a ceasefire.


Mursal, a participant of the rally, expressed hope that Afghans were close to achieving peace but the government and the Taliban should not turn people’s hopefulness into a despondency.


She had similar demands for a ceasefire besides expressing concern over the raging violence in the country.