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Decades old feud between Ghor tribes settled

11 Dec 2022 - 17:16
11 Dec 2022 - 17:16

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Two big tribes in western Ghor province have put an end to their decades old feud triggered by their inclusion into Jihadi parties and now started a new chapter of peaceful live, according to a local tribal elder on Sunday.

According to tribal elder Mohammad Usman Malakzada the feud brought miseries and misfortunes for the two tribes over the decades.

The two tribes — Pahlawan and Bain — from the Taiwari district remained enemies of one another for decades and this enmity inflicted bloodshed and loss of precious lives on both sides.

The two sides recently overcome their decades old feud and now live a peaceful live in a friendly environment.

It is worth mentioning that the Pahlawan tribe had the membership of Jamiat-i-Islami Party led by Burhanuddin Rabbani and the Bain tribe were the supporters of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.

According to Mohammad Usman Malakzada, the root cause of this enmity was political tension triggered by the involvement of the two tribes in the rival parties. The two sides suffered losses as a result of this long feud.

He said in the past they tried to resolve the feud and end the enmity but they were unsuccessful.

“I don’t have exact information about the losses the two tribes suffered but I can say that hundreds of people were killed and injured in this enmity,” he said.

Khalil Ahmad Hakimi, one of the tribal elders from Bain tribe, said that political tension resulted the feud between them and that forced them to leave their homes and migrate to other places.

“We faced different situation over the recent years, we offered martyrs

and we had migrated to Helmand province from the past 20 years.”

Taj Mohammad, 78, from Taiwar district and a member of Pahlawan tribe, is the one who suffered a lot due to this enmity and witness the losses both tribes suffered due to this feud.

He linked the feud with the formation of Jihadi parties after the invasion of Soviet Union back in 1979.

“We lost a lot of youth in this fight, even we lost our people who were associated with agriculture and were not directly involved in the feud but there only killed because they were from Pahlawan tribe,” he said.

He added in the past 40 years of this feud they rendered irreparable losses.

He hoped no tribes in the future would enter feuds and after reconciliation they will be able to live in peace and stability.

“We are happy that we embraced each other and acknowledge peace, which is God’s command, now our advice to our youth is to put aside differences, go for education and all join hands and take positive steps for the development of the tribe and the country.”

Haji Mohammad, another tribal elder from Bain tribe, said the feud between the two tribes triggered due to political differences brought miseries and misfortune for the two tribes.

“In the past, unfortunately, we could access our agriculture or go from one place to another because of the enmity we have had, wherever anyone was seen from both sides, he was killed. Now, with the peace and reconciliation of these two peoples, we can go for our work and life without any fear,” he said.

Haji Mohammad said: “Ending the feud and living in peace meant that we have a new life to live for.” Ghor Governor Mullah Ahmad Shah Dindost, hailed the reconciliation between the two sides and said: “This reconciliation should be based on the teaching of Allah and his prophet for the people of Taiwara, this peace should promote peace, stability and reconciliation between the people of Ghor and should remain an example for others.”

He asked all he people to protect their unity and oneness and live like brothers with one another.


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