Taliban group has asked the people not to participate in the peace consultative Loya Jirga due to be held late April, the group said in a statement Wednesday.


Taliban group has asked the people not to participate in the peace consultative Loya Jirga due to be held late April, the group said in a statement Wednesday.
Zabihullah Mujahid, who introduces himself as a spokesperson of Taliban group, described the peace consultative Jirga as fake, saying that the Afghan government will continue the invasion led by Americans in Afghanistan by holding the Jirga.

The Taliban considered this peace consultative Loya Jirga similar to that of the Soviets and the 2013 Loya Jirga.
The 2013 consultative Loya Jirga was held in Kabul to get consultations over signing the Kabul-Washington security pact. In the end, the People voted for the Kabul-Washington security agreement, but former President Hamid Karzai did not sign the treaty and left it to the current government.
“all the meetings labeled a Loya Jirga over the course of the past seventeen years are convened with the sole purpose of giving legitimacy for the occupation, protecting interests of the invaders,” said the statement.

The Peace Consultative Loya Jirga is scheduled to be convened in Kabul with the presence of 2,500 representatives from all provinces of the country. The purpose of this Loya Jirga is to advise the government on peace issues.


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