Political figures and a number of scholars on Wednesday urged the Afghan government leaders and the Taliban to come together, kick start the intra-Afghan talks and get the nation out of the ongoing turmoil surrounding the peace negotiations.
They also suggested that the Afghan government take advantage of the current opportunity for peace and save the country from further war and violence.
A former member of the High Peace Council (HPC) attending the event said that the Constitution of Afghanistan and civil rights and liberties of the Afghan people should be protected in the peace process with the Taliban.
“I call on the Taliban to continue the reduction in violence for the sake of the people,” said Akram Khpulwak, a former member of the High Peace Council (HPC).
“In the country, every law that is in contradiction to Islam is banned,” said Hazarat Omar Zakhelwal, former Afghan ambassador in Pakistan.
Religious scholars from 20 provinces attended today’s gathering in Kabul.
“Our constitution is the best constitution, especially its first three articles, which reveal that the country's regime will be an Islamic republic-- Islam is our religion, and no law can violate Islamic law,” said Abdul Hakim Mujahid, deputy head of HPC.
The calls for an end to violence come as dozens of attacks have attacked Afghanistan following the Taliban’s announcement on Monday that the group was resuming its offensive operations against the Afghan security forces.