• THE CIVIL SOCIETY WORKING COMMITTEE CONDEMNS THE ATTACKS ON THE AFGHAN PEOPLE IN KABUL AND NANGAHAR

THE CIVIL SOCIETY WORKING COMMITTEE CONDEMNS THE ATTACKS ON THE AFGHAN PEOPLE IN KABUL AND NANGAHAR

17 May 2020

The members of CSWC condemn any act of terror on the population and the ones on the maternity hospital in Kabul[1] and a funeral in Nangahar[2] have caused utter revulsion. There can be no justification for the killing of innocent civilians let alone women in labour and new born babies – Afghanistan has never seen this in the past.

We are appalled that these heinous crimes took place during the holy month of Ramadan, a time of prayer, piety, mercy and peace for all Muslims. We feel deep sorrow and sympathy for the families of the victims who join those of more than 500 people killed[3] in the first three months of this year.

We share the feelings of the people of this nation that the attacks violate every moral code, and every humanitarian and human rights law.

We call upon those responsible to apologise, to make restitution, and never to carry out such atrocities again.

We ask the Afghan people not to remain silent but to demand a real ceasefire and we call upon the Afghan government and the international community to redouble their efforts to achieve one. The lives of our mothers, fathers, daughters and brothers do matter.

For more information please contact CSWC.info@gmail.com.




[1]  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52631071

[2] https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/afghanistan-deadly-suicide-attack-targets-funeral-nangarhar-200512081739828.html

[3] https://unama.unmissions.org/more-500-civilians-killed-afghanistan-conflict-during-first-quarter-2020