Islamic clerics and tribal elders in Kandahar held a gathering under the title of “brotherly week”, in which they expressed criticism towards the recent attacks in Kabul, saying that attacking a specific ethnic group has strategic purposes to cause disunity among the people of Afghanistan.
They also called on the Islamic Emirate to provide security for the mosque, religious places and educational areas.
“If you come and talk about unity among the tribes, no one will encourage you. But if you talk to create disunity, there will be people to encourage you to do more so,” said Sardar Mohammad Zahedi, head of the Shia clerics in Kandahar.
The participants expressed frustration, saying that these attacks are religious and ethnic in nature.
“The attack, which has taken place in Kaaj educational center, is aimed at creating disunity among us,” said a tribal elder.
“The priority is not ethnicity and race, it is spirituality,” said Ruhollah, a resident of Kandahar.
The religious clerics and residents of Kandahar urged the Islamic Emirate to tighten security in order to prevent chaos among the citizens.
“We hope to persevere toward unity and not allow disunity,” said Faizulhaq Maghfori, a religious cleric.
“All Afghans are saddened by the recent attacks. This attack was not on a certain ethnicity. It was on all Afghans,” said Kamran, a resident of Kandahar.
The gathering was held in Imam-e-Bargah mosque of the Shia people.