The News International, October 30, 2008
RAWA protests against Afghan representatives
Sohaila, a member of RAWA, said that the composition of the Afghan delegation, under the leadership of Dr. Abdullah, is enough to expose the real nature of the assembly
Obaid Abrar Khan
Clipping of The News
Rawalpindi: Members of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) here on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest against representatives of Afghanistan in ‘Peace Jirga’ held in Islamabad.
RAWA, a democratic and anti-fundamentalist organisation, condemned the assembly, “which is not at all related to our people and their immediate demands for peace and stability.”
According to RAWA, this assembly would not lead to the establishment of peace and security in the two countries.
Sohaila, a member of RAWA, said that the composition of the Afghan delegation, under the leadership of Dr. Abdullah, is enough to expose the real nature of the assembly. The assembly is being held to deceive the world, especially people in Afghanistan and Pakistan, she said.
She said that if the government of Pakistan feels bound to democratic values, it shouldn’t allow such people to enter Pakistan, let alone sit together with the “brethren-in-creed of Taliban” to discuss war on terrorism with a hope of finding a solution to this problem.
She said that the establishment of peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan is only possible by rooting out the real cause of insecurity, which is terrorism. “Any sort of compromise with terrorists, ‘jehadis’ or Taliban is not only an unforgivable and unforgettable insult to our mournful people but will also encourage terrorists to commit crimes persistently,” she said.
“Practically, such steps are destined to fail despite the efforts of the American masters of the ‘jehadi’ criminals,” she added.