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Protesters from west start civil disobedience campaign

Protesters from west start civil disobedience campaign

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Oct 05, 2020 - 17:23

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Some residents of the country’s western zone on Monday set alight their protest ten in Kabul after being ignored by the government and announced a civil disobedience movement.

In July this year, some lawmakers and residents from Ghorinfo-icon, Badghis, Herat, Farah and Nimroz provinces erected a protest tent in front of the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon gate to demand preservation of their rights in the political decision making process. They also asked the government to appoint intellectual personalities from their provinces to key posts.

But a number of these protesters today staged a demonstration and set alight their tent after realizing they had been neglected by the government.

Shamin Hashmi, one of the key members of Leadership Council of the people of Western Zone, said the purpose of today’s protest was protection and preservation of their people’s rights in political decision making. The people of Western Zone were ignored both in provinces and in the centre.

Ziauddin Samim, the Western Zone council head and a resident of Herat province, said the the Western Zone was offered a small quota in the Cabinet at a time when their people played a vital role in all process and had rendered sacrifices.

He said they had been protesting in the tent for the past three months and but the government ignored them and did not pay attention to their demands. “We decided to follow civil disobedience and in the first step we burnt this tent today,” he said.

The participants also passed a resolution in which they demanded the government to fulfill their demands.

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