The people of Afghanistan have taken advantage of the 3-day ceasefire for the three days of Eid and are celebrating the festival by going to different parts of the country to sightsee and have fun with friends and families.
The big cities of the country, especially Kabul, are celebrating the festival during the ceasefire.
“We want to have such a peace forever, like the three days of the ceasefire that we are having,” said Najiba Hussaini, a Kabul resident.
Another resident of Kabul, Mohammad Raqib Fayez, said: “These people are tired! They no longer deserve violent behavior, neither from the government nor from the Taliban.”
“We welcome the 3-day ceasefire and hope that it continues for all time,” said Nazifullah, another resident of Kabul.
Many residents in other parts of the country want to spend hours away from violence.
Kunduz, which has witnessed wars for many years, is one of these cities.
A group of Kunduz residents, who gathered in a part of the city to celebrate, called on the warring parties to agree to a permanent ceasefire in the country.
“We came here from Imam Sahib district, which witnessed a very fierce fight on the eve of Eid. We came here to enjoy the state of peace and brotherhood, we enjoy it a lot,” said Sayed Hakim, a resident of the Imam Sahib district in Kunduz.
A media activist in Kunduz, Sayed Nesar Jalali, said: “These people have come here to welcome the 3-day ceasefire, we see they are playing music and performing with the rubab, and the kids have started playing together.”
Ghulam Abbas Amiri, who plays the rubab (a musical instrument originating in Afghanistan) for more than 50 years, said: “No matter how many languages there are in Afghanistan, they are all brothers; Now we pray that God brings peace and stability in the country, and unity comes among the entire population of Afghanistan.”
These citizens of the country call on the parties to the conflict to come to an agreement for a permanent ceasefire and an inclusive peace.