Afghanistan’s only known Jewish citizen, Zablon Simintov, said that the future political system in Afghanistan should ensure the protection of all minorities in the country and their humanitarian rights.
He said that the protection of the present political system is a proper way to ensure the protection of the gains the country has made over the years.
He called on the peace negotiators in Doha to give priority to a ceasefire in the country.
“We are thirsting for peace, but first we want a ceasefire,” said Simintov.
Meanwhile, a number of Sikh and Hindus who are citizens of Afghanistan have said that the entire population is tired of the war in Afghanistan, and stated that the ongoing efforts for peace should lead Afghanistan towards reconstruction and prosperity.
“The outcomes of the talks should help those who left the country to repatriate to their homeland,” said Soni Singh, an Afghan Sikh in Kabul.
“We do not want more war, we should join hands, our Taliban brothers should come and join us to rebuild our country and get self-reliance so that our next generations can live in peace and stability,” said Narendra Singh Khalsa, a member of parliament.
Zablon Simintov is believed to be the only Jewish Afghan who has not left his country.
Zablon Simintov also criticized the US war against terrorism in Afghanistan.