Afghans hold demos against
Pakistan for supporting Taliban

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WASHINGTON: Afghan diaspora held demonstrations across the globe against Pakistan for supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan. They protested against Pakistan’s support for the Taliban and their interference in Afghan affairs. They held protests in Washington, Brussels, Denmark, Germany, Dublin and UK.

They also protested against the abduction of Selsela Alikhil, daughter of Afghan envoy Najibullah Alikhil on July 16 in the Pakistan capital Islamabad.

Afghans demonstrators protesting outside the Pakistan High Commission in London

The demonstration in Washington was held on July 23rd and in Brussels on July 25th. The protestors highlighted the presence and activities of terror outfits in Pakistan that are being promoted by China’s support.

They said that the religious seminaries in Pakistan are the breeding ground for terrorists and the Pakistani Army has occupied Gilgit-Baltistan with Beijing’s assistance. They called for a permanent ceasefire in Afghanistan.

In Copenhagen, Denmark, elements affiliated with Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) organised a protest in front of the Pakistan Embassy on July 23rd, 2021, against the alleged abduction of 11-years old Ulus Yar Khan by the Pakistan intelligence agency.

In Germany, Afghans gathered in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, on July 24th 2021, and protested against ‘Pakistan’s intervention in affairs of Afghanistan’ and expressed solidarity with the Afghan Government.

In London, Afghans protested outside Pakistan High Commission on July 23rd 2021, raising anti-Pakistan and anti-Army slogans and called Pakistan to stop supporting the Taliban.

Afghans demonstrating in front of Pakistan embassy in Kabul

Earlier, a Pakistan social media activist Akhunzada Mahmood Sayed was beaten by Afghan nationals in Riyadh on July 16 for posting pro-Pakistani material on social media.

Taliban has intensified its offensive against civilians and Afghan defence and security forces as foreign forces are withdrawing from the war-torn country.

Moreover, the ties between the two sides have deteriorated since the daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan was briefly kidnapped on her way home in Islamabad on July 16.

Afghan demo in London

Thereafter, Kabul recalled its ambassador from Islamabad, demanding punishment for those responsible.

Since May, the Taliban has taken control of Afghanistan’s crucial border crossings with Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan.

The Taliban now claim to control about half of the country’s roughly 400 districts. However, verifying such claims is difficult.

Demo in Sweden

A demonstration was staged in front of the Pakistan Embassy in Sweden on Friday in which protestors alleged the involvement of Pakistan in a proxy war in Afghanistan.

According to an official statement, a group of 50 to 60 people, including those hailing from Afghanistan, staged a peaceful protest in front of the Pakistan Embassy in Sweden, raising slogans and holding placards against the alleged involvement of Pakistan in conducting a proxy war in Afghanistan.

Protestors were escorted by Swedish Police. They delivered short speeches in English, Swedish, Urdu, Pashto and Dari (Persians), in which they alleged that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence of supporting the Taliban.

Demonstration in Helmand and Kandahar provinces of Afghanistan

Protestors carried placards that sported signs “Stop the War in Afghanistan”, “Stop Killing Afghans” and “Stop supporting the Taliban”

The protestors handed over a letter addressed to the Pakistan Ambassador to an official of the embassy before dispersing peacefully.

Earlier, the Afghan diaspora held demonstrations in several cities including in Washington, Brussels and in cities in Denmark, Germany and UK, against Pakistan for supporting Taliban in Afghanistan.

They protested against Pakistan’s support for the Taliban and their interference in Afghan affairs. They

They also protested against the abduction of Silsila Alikhil, daughter of Afghan envoy Najibullah Alikhil on July 16 in the Pakistan capital Islamabad.

Taliban has intensified its offensive against civilians and Afghan defence and security forces as foreign forces are withdrawing from the war-torn country.

Moreover, the ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan have deteriorated since the abduction of Silsila Alikhil. Thereafter, Kabul recalled its ambassador from Islamabad, demanding punishment for those responsible.

Also, since May, the Taliban has taken control of Afghanistan’s crucial border crossings with Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan. (ANI)

Demo in London

Afghan nationals outside Pakistan High Commission in London. An Afghan national group by the name of “The Watan Group” had organized a protest outside the Pakistan High Commission, London on Friday afternoon to seek justice for the daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan who was allegedly kidnapped in Islamabad two weeks ago. Around 50 protestors took part and raised slogans against Pakistan.