MPs Call For Stop Of “Genocide” in Afghanistan
Condemning the attack on the Sayyid al-Shuhada girls’ school in western Kabul, members of the House of Representatives, said that security of educational institutions should be maintained and identification and punishment of the perpetrators of the attacks should be done immediately, while addressing security issues at a plenary session on Monday.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Abdul Qayyum Sajjadi, a member of the House of Representatives, said that national mourning by the government was not enough and that practical measures should be taken to prevent the massacre of a certain ethnic group. Nader Khan Katawazi, another member of parliament, said the attack on the school was an attack on all Afghans.
“The attack was conducted to divide the religions and ethnicities of Afghanistan. The enemy is the enemy and does not show mercy to any ethnic group or religion,” Katawazi said.
“No one is taking responsibility for the attacks, the government itself is to blame, and we saw this in the resurrection movement,” said Ramazan Bashardost, a member of parliament. The people do not believe in the government, the Taliban or #ISIS. International experts should come to Afghanistan and investigate who are behind these attacks,” he added.
Shahgol Rezaei, another member of the House of Representatives, called the attack a #genocide and said that given the attacks in western #Kabul over the past few years, there was no doubt that it was a genocide.
Aref Rahmani, Ghazni’s representative in the House of Representatives, also said, “We understand that all the people of Afghanistan have been harmed by terrorists; but the systematic and targeted killings in a particular area over the past five years are unprecedented in Afghanistan’s history. This is genocide.”
Rahmani called on the National Directorate of Security to expose the perpetrators of the attacks in western Kabul over the past few years.
On the other hand, Shahpour Hassanzavi, Logar’s representative in the House of Representatives, said at the meeting that Iran was responsible for the attack and that Iranian spies were also present in the House of Representatives.
Shahpour Hassanzavi’s speech was met with a sharp reaction from members of the House of Representatives, after which the plenary session of the House went into chaos.
Abdul Qayyum Sajjadi, a member of the House of Representatives, responded to Shahpour Hassanzavi’s, saying, “We expect our colleagues in the House to offer condolences, not to add salt to our wounds.
Mir Rahman#Rahmani, Speaker of the House of Representatives, stressed that this House represents national unity, and that the members should refrain from destructive speeches.
Meanwhile in other news, #Kandahar representative at the Lower House of Parliament Gul Ahmad Kamin said that 70 percent of the country’s income goes to one person’s pocket, adding that he has documents and evidence in this regard.
Referring to President #Ghani, the Kandahar MP said that if he could not limit the war, control drug production and control poverty, he would have to control corruption.
Gul Ahmad Kamin says that controlling the corruption is the “responsibility” of the president. Addressing President Ghani, he said: “There is a thief among your ministers, a thief among your governors, and a thief among your commanders and chiefs.”
He added, “Right now, 70% of the income goes to one person’s pocket. Corruption accounts for 50% of spending.”
Meanwhile, Mir Rahman Rahmani, Speaker of the House of Representatives, said in the closing remarks of the House of Representatives, quoting Gul Ahmad Kamin, that the government must seriously fight corruption.
Rahmani added, “As Kamin said, financial corruption is concerning.” The Speaker of the House of Representatives also asked Kamin to present its documents to theNational Assembly.
The Afghan government has not yet commented on the matter.