The Chief Executive of Jamiat Islami and key member of the Grand National Coalition Ata Mohammad Noor has warned of ‘unprecedented wave’ of public uprisings over the arrest of sit-in protesters in western Herat province of Afghanistan.

Noor issued a statement earlier on Monday claiming that a number o the sit-in protesters belonging to the Grand National Coalition have been illegally arrested by the security forces in Herat province.

In an apparent gesture towards public uprisings, Noor said the government would face an ‘unprecedented wave’ from the people if their colleagues are not immediately released.

This comes as the Grand National Coalition, consisting of political parties, has closed the offices of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in three provinces, including western Herat province.

The supporters of the coalition have said the step was taken after the government and the election commission failed to positively respond to their demands.

They have also warned that the election offices in other provinces will also be closed if the government and election commission did not respond positively to their demands.

The Grand National Coalition demands the registration of the voters using biometrics system while monitoring of the elections process is also among the key demands of the political parties.


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