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The authorities of Ministry of Interior (MoI) say that to forbid employment of children into rows of police, serious measures are taken in hand.
They say that these measures are adopted in a time that last year, the UN criticized the government of Afghanistan for employment of children under 18 into rows of security forces.
Deputy spokesman of MoI, Najib Danesh said in the connection that now, the existence and employment of children in police rows reaches into zero.
He added that fortunately, last year we had few cases in some provinces that was prosecuted and today we can say that among 150000 police forces there is no even one child under 18. We worked seriously in the connection that borne result.
The UN says that the government of Afghanistan has pledged, hereafter the children would not be employed in the rows of security forces of the country.
At the same time, the mission of the UN deputy office in Kabul, with the release of a statement, welcomed the commitment of the government of Afghanistan and said that recently, the latter approved a draft under the title of road map for prevention of children employment in the rows of security forces.
Based on the statement, the draft plan of government of Afghanistan is include of 15 articles.
It prevents from employment of children in armed wars.
The special envoy of the UN for Afghanistan Yan Cobis, welcomed the commitment of Afghan government and said that I congratulate the government of Afghanistan for approval of this road map.
This road map clearly shows the commitment of government of Afghanistan in connection with termination of employment of children in the rows of military forces and set forth measures that the government would take in its hand some measures for implementation of these commitments.
Likewise, the human rights commission also expressed its optimism about this measure of Afghan government and laid emphasize that the latter has committed that no children under 18 be employed in the rows of security forces.
The spokesman of human rights commission, Rafiullah Baidar said that as of beginning of new government, the children are to be employed in security forces but based on the activities of human rights commission and other institutions, the graph of employment of children in the rows of security forces has been reduced.
The spokesman of human rights commission emphasized that in the course of last 12 years, the children are used in armed clashes but, as of few years to date, the number of children in the rows of security forces has been reduced.
These authorities of human rights say that the draft that the government of Afghanistan has taken in its hand for prevention of employment of children in the rows of security forces can affect on the system of Afghanistan and prevent from employment of children in the rows of security forces and other issues.
At the same time, a number of our citizens lauding this plan of government of Afghanistan and believe that with implementation of it, the destiny of those children that is unknown, be knowned and then any institution doesn’t employ the children in hard works.
A student in one of Kabul city schools, Mohammad Ferdaus says that employment and use of children among terrorist groupings that are fighting against government of Afghanistan and international forces, is a matter of concern. Because, these terrorist groups use these children in suicide attacks and their life is threatening.
Another countryman Murtaza who was engaging in hard works as of child-hood and now is 27 says that in all world nations, there are some laws to prevent from hard works, but unfortunately, there is no law in Afghanistan in this respect.
Now that the government has taken a plan in its hand for the same, is laudable and it should be implemented.
This is in a time that the government of Afghanistan has signed a commitment in 2011 that prevents from employment of children in the rows of security forces and the UN also made much efforts in the connection. Suraya Raiszada