TUTAP protest in LondonSeparate demonstrations are due to be organized in Japan, Austria and Australia today a day after a massive demonstration was organized in capital Kabul.

Ahmad Behzad, one of the organizers of the demonstrations, said the demonstrations would be organized near the Embassy of Afghanistan and the Parliament of Australia.

He said demonstrations would also be organized in Tokyo, near the parliament of Japan, to protest against discrimination and injustice.

According to Behzad, the demonstrations in Tokyo would have a key role as the country is one of the main donors of the 500kV TUTAP project.

Behzad also added that the demonstrations in Austria will be organized in three main cities of the country, including Vienna.

Hundreds of thousands of people participated in the massive demonstration in capital Kabul on Monday as the protesters demanded the implementation of TUTAP project through Bamyan and Wardak provinces.

The massive demonstration led to the closure of main roads in the city amid concerns that the protest could turn violent.

The Afghan government earlier said the decision for implementing TUTAP through Salang was taken by cabinet of the former government in 2013 but the unity government delayed the project for 6 months to ensure supply to electricity to Bamyan.

Vowing to modify the project, the Palace in a statement, said the government has arranged funds for the supply of electricity to Bamyan which would be concluded until 2018 and will arrange 300 megawatt of electricity which is more than the earlier plans considered for Bamyan to provide 30 megawatt electricity until 2023.

The Afghan government has currently suspended the procurement and execution work of the project as President Ghani has ordered a commission to review all related documents regarding the project.

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