Taliban’s PM Calls On Opponents To Cease Opposition In Eid Speech

Monday, 06/17/2024

In a speech before the Eid al-Adha prayer at the presidential palace (Arg) in Kabul, the Taliban's Prime Minister, Mullah Hassan Akhund, asked the group's opponents to stop opposing them.

He called on politicians to join their "brothers" by taking advantage of the "general amnesty" and to "have a peaceful life”.

The Taliban's Arg page on the X social media platform reported that the Eid prayer ceremony was held in the presence of Mullah Hassan and other officials of the group at the Arg in Kabul.

The Taliban's statement mentioned that in his speech, Mullah Hassan asked Taliban officials and fighters to treat people "with respect and politeness”.

He also called on the country's merchants to help needy families during the Eid days.

Nearly three years after the Taliban's return to Afghanistan, the group still lacks domestic legitimacy and international recognition.

They have also imposed extensive restrictions on women, excluding them from various sectors of society.

International organisations have reported that despite the announcement of a general amnesty, the Taliban has widely killed its opponents, particularly former Afghan government employees.

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