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PublishDate: Thursday, August 30, 2012 19:32

Kabul residents staged a demonstration

So far 100 people have suffered casualties and nearly 1,500 families have been displaced.

To express their readiness to make Pakistan stop firing artilary into Afghanistan Kabul residents on Thursday staged a demonstration.
Over the past 18 months, Pakistani forces have been firing missiles and rockets into border areas of Kunar.

They announced their support for a jihad decree issued by people of eastern Kunar province in the wake of periodic cross-border shelling from Pakistan.

The demonstrators in the central capital asked the government to distribute weapons to them so they could join the people of Kunar against Pakistan forces. 

So far 100 people have suffered casualties and nearly 1,500 families have been displaced.

The latest incursion took place on Wednesday when 150 rockets fired from across the border landed in Dangam and Narai districts, causing property damage to residents.

In Kabul, more than 1,000 people, who took part in the demonstration, asked the United Nations Security Council, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, European Union, the US and human rights organisations to condemn the attacks and Pakistan’s interference into Afghanistan’s affairs.

Organized by the National Participation Front (NPF), the demonstration started at 9am from the Labi Jar square of Khairkhana Maina locality and culminated at Salim Karwan square, where the participants burnt photos of Pakistani President and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief.

The protesters warned they would not give up until the government effectively responded to the aggression.

At the final declaration said foreign troops had come to Afghanistan for its defence but unfortunately they maintained a questionable silence over Pakistan’s crimes against humanity in eastern Afghanistan.


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