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Taliban’s response to Ghani’s demand for ceasefire during Holy month of Ramadan

The Taliban group in Afghanistan rejected President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s demand for ceasefire during the Holy month of Ramadan, calling it as ‘illogical’.

“The Islamic Emirate accepted a comprehensive framework(of peace) by signing the Agreement with US which was also confirmed by the Security Council and the International Community . If it is implemented (fully), it will take us to a lasting peace and ceasefire,” Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for the political office of Taliban said in a Twitter post.

Shaheen further added “In a time that the lives of thousands of prisoners are being put into danger due to the coronavirus and hurdle are created in the way of the peace process and complete implementation of the Agreement, despite that, asking for ceasefire is not rational and convincing.”

President Ghani had earlier issued a statement on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan, urging the Taliban group to declare a ceasefire.

The statement furhter added that the Afghan government and the Afghan people urge the Taliban group to respect to the demands for peace and ceasefire during the Holy month of Ramadan as the deadly novel coronavirus has spread across the country.

Ghani also added that the Taliban group should refrain from violence against the Afghan people and pursue a peaceful life.

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