January 23, 2021

Dead consciences and Arghandab tragedy

Dead consciences and Arghandab tragedy

In the unending cycle of airstrikes and war crimes, homes of common villagers in Nagahan area of Arghandab district, Kandahar, were once again mercilessly bombarded, resulting in 13 innocent souls, mostly children, martyred. The traumatic images from the site prove beyond any doubt the nature of the crime, but despite such conspicuous and irrevocable proof, both the conscience and perception of the mantle bearers of human rights seems to be dead as they miserably fail in showing any reaction.

The Arghandab bombardment came at a time when both the Kabul administration and their foreign supporters are seemingly crying for peace and campaigning for a reduction in violence to present themselves as peace-makers through such propaganda. However, they are not only pouring fuel on the fire of war in practice but have taken to increasing the tempo of indiscriminate airstrikes and other actions that amount to crimes against humanity.

Those parties that constantly advise the Islamic Emirate about the need for reducing the levels of violence in an attempt to insinuate that violence is solely being driven by the Islamic Emirate, must now take a bold stand by condemning the war crime in Arghandab along with other bombardments and brutalities. Moreover, they must force the hand of the Kabul administration to bring an end to such horrific crimes and stop the wanton killing innocent souls.

We do not understand how some malicious sides that cling to duplicitous policies can justify and remain silent in the face of such open oppression, or how they reconcile and placate their moral conscience. The fact of the matter remains that the blood of every innocent individual is precious and invaluable, and none must be allowed to spill it. But unfortunately, the sloganeers of human rights do not act on the purity of blood, rather they first assess the perpetrators and if they are associated with the Kabul forces or foreign invaders, then the automatic course of action is to adopt silence as demonstrated by the Arghandab tragedy.

The Islamic Emirate condemns such barbaric actions in the strongest terms and considers it the most extreme form of cruelty, perfidy and crime against the oppressed Afghans. The perpetrators of such crimes shall most definitely be questioned by the nation for their actions one day. This nation is not without a guardian, but has an Omnipotent and Avenging Lord. This nation has valiant sons and righteous warriors. None should take comfort in foreign support or seasonal power shifts because this nation has faced trials far more tougher than this but in the end, all its enemies have yielded and been humiliated throughout history.

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