Wed, 21 Feb 2024 Today's Paper

SLMC issues statement calling for end to violence in Afghanistan

16 March 2021 12:00 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) in a statement said it supports the peace process in Afghanistan and appeals to all parties to end violence and commit to achieving sustainable and dignified peace.   


The statement said , “The SLMC wishes to appeal to all parties to the Afghan conflict to avoid escalating violence, which will undoubtedly be counter productive to attaining lasting peace. The indiscriminate violent attacks, which are frequently reported, have the potential to derail the much-hyped nascent peace process. We have followed developments in Afghanistan with grave concern. The Sri Lankan nation has suffered immensely and has sacrificed many lives due to political violence. Acts of terror to achieve political objectives, unfortunately, target innocent civilians, including children and women, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, or religion. We unequivocally condemn the ongoing terror attacks taking place in Afghanistan and wish to point out that there is no Islamic justification whatsoever for such indiscriminate violence to achieve political objectives.   
A proper roadmap for peace with mutually agreed confidence-building measures is an urgent need to be considered as top priority to resume negotiations. The Afghan government’s decision to release over 5000 Taliban prisoners as a major concession for peacemaking and reconciliation was a step in the right direction. But it is unfortunate that such concession has not had the desired effect.   


Relevant lessons learned from other peace processes must be carefully considered to suit the Afghan situation. Furthermore, the need for an agreed mediation process, underpinned and supervised by the international community with the full involvement of important regional powers in the neighborhood, is imperative for successfully finalising a peace process. The dangerous stalemate, which is developing in the Afghan process, should not be allowed to persist any further.   


Considering the four-decade-long suffering of the Afghan people, we hope that all stakeholders in the Afghan peace process would work together to end Afghanistan’s conflict and to ensure that the Afghan people will enjoy the dividends of permanent peace, following war terminal,”     

The SLMC wishes to appeal to all parties to the Afghan conflict to avoid escalating violence, which will undoubtedly be counter productive to attaining lasting peace


Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

  Comments - 0

Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment





Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

Human lives at stake… When protectors of the law become predators

On Thursday (January 18), a sub-inspector attached to the Narammala Police St

Research on sex work during Lankan civil war: Sex workers and their faint cries to access basic rights

A broken pair of rubber slippers kept on a display caught this writer’s eye

Newlywed Sri Lankans forced to remain childless

The ongoing economic crisis in the country is not only impacting the availabi

Paramedics and docs in tug of war over raise in DAT allowance

On Tuesday (January 9), staffers in the paramedic services launched an unanno

MIRROR CRICKET

More