Helmand Peace March activists criticize Taliban for the silence regarding peace demands
By Khaama Press - Sat Jun 23 2018, 3:45 pm
The activists of Helmand peace march who arrived to Kabul earlier last week have criticized the Taliban group for their silence regarding the peace efforts and the demands they have made for reconciliation.
The Helmand peace march activists issued a statement after the Taliban group failed to respond to their demands regarding peace, despite the group was given three days to respond regarding the ongoing efforts for peace.
The statement further added that the Hemand peace march is an independent movement which has risen from among the people and the activists of the movement walked all the way from Helmand to Kabul, covering almost 700 kilometers, in support of peace.
The Helmand peace march activists have repeatedly shared their demands with the parties involved in the ongoing conflict, the statement, said, adding that their demands were publicly accepted by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and subsequently announced the government’s willingness to extend ceasefire for another one month.
However, the Taliban group has failed to respond to the demands of the nation and have slammed them in the face, the statement added
The Helmand peace march activists also added that they have reached to a conclusion that certain circles among the two sides are preventing peace efforts to succeed and are interfering in the internal affairs of the country.
The activists also added that they will launch sit-in protests close to a number of embassies in Kabul in reaction to the interferences of certain foreign countries in the internal affairs of Afghanistan.