The religious scholars, Ulemas, of eastern Nuristan province urged the Taliban group to stop destructive activities on orders of foreigners.

The Ulemas made the remarks during a gathering in Nuristan province on Monday, emphasizing that the ongoing war in the country has no links with Islam and only the Afghan civilians, women and children, lose their lives in the conflict.

They also asked the Taliban militants to respond positively to the peace demands and join the reconciliation process.

The governor of Nuristan province Hafiz Abdul Qayoum also spoke in the gathering and said Islam does not allow destruction of the roads, culverts, schools, bridges, clinics, and other public welfare areas or kill Ulemas, children, women, and innocent civilians.

He said Islam is a religion of brotherhood and prohibits all actions and activities being committed by the militants in Afghanistan.

He asked the Taliban to respond positively to the demands of those people who have lost their loved ones, body parts, and are urging the Taliban militants to join peace process.

In the meantime, the religious scholars said the World Ulemas have denounced the ongoing war in Afghanistan illegitimate which has no religious ground, emphasizing that the militants should apologize from the people and renounce further violence.