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Unity a must to overcome ongoing challenges

Members of the Taliban delegation attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha on September 12, 2020. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP) (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images)

As war and conflicts intensify in Afghanistan, many reports narrate the violation of human rights and civilians’ casualties in the battles between the Afghan security forces and Taliban, that also led to migration of thousands of people.
Hearing the reports, the Afghans are concerned about their future and suggest the situation should be taken under control in coordination with the Afghan government, prominent Jihadi and political leaders, as well as experienced military commanders.
According to the reports, many civilians are killed and many other flee their homes trying to take refuge in safer or government-controlled provinces, facing many challenges lack of shelters, basic needs, and food. If the fighting sides do not stop the war and embrace peace in coordination with the peace-supporting countries, it will lead to a humanitarian crisis, worsening the situation and making people start remigration to the neighboring countries, which will affect them as well in a long term.
Many countries have explicitly condemned the Taliban’s recent gains in Afghanistan’s larger cities, including the U.S president, Joe Biden, who suggested a few days ago that the Afghan security forces have sufficient military equipment and it is the time for them to defend their country and respond to the Taliban’s assault. As the Taliban increased violence and militarily advanced in some Afghan provinces, President Biden issued an order allowing airstrikes on the Taliban.
Indeed, if we closely and carefully look at the current situation of Afghanistan, we will realize that the ongoing situation is the result of the peace deal between the U.S government which was led by U.S envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, and the Taliban leaders.
Therefore, outsiders’ perspective of Afghanistan is like putting ice under the heat of the sun, an Afghan expression meaning deceiving and kidding with yourself because the Afghans have realized in the past two years that how much the international community, especially the countries claiming to be the strategic partner of Afghanistan, have been honest towards them.
For example, during the peace talks between the U.S and Taliban in Doha, the Afghan government— a government that has diplomatic relationships with several countries of the world and is officially recognized by the international community— was marginalized in Doha peace talks.
As per the President Ghani’s remarks at the special meeting of the national assembly, the U.S-Taliban peace agreement in Doha legitimized the Taliban and sidelined the Afghan government
Approving the remarks, one should add that the Taliban group was so directly or indirectly supported by some countries during peace talks in Doha that they turned into a political group, whereas they have no intension for peace and stability in the country.
As far as the Afghans know some regional and international powerful countries, they should not be excited about the remarks made by them, instead, the Afghans must themselves get unitedly together and don’t let the peace talks take longer. Otherwise, if war intensely continued in the country, the Afghans will be the ones who will be sacrificed and suffer, witness their homes and public facilities are destroyed.
Indeed, unity is beyond slogans or paternal advices. Unity had not been achieved and will not achieve unless we truly believe in a common and non-discriminatory law that one should love his neighbor as himself. Promotion of this feeling is crucial to lead the nation or the world towards its progress, prosperity and sincere brotherhood.

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