Hundreds of protesters from a neighbourhood populated by former Afghan military servicemen marched in Kandahar Tuesday in opposition to plans by the Taliban to evict them from their properties.
Residents of Zara Ferqa, a suburb made up of presidency housing and ramshackle huts, stated they’d been ordered to go away by the Taliban, however had nowhere else to go.
One resident stated they had been informed to vacate their properties and provides them to Taliban fighters.
Locals say greater than 10,000 folks reside within the neighbourhood — a lot of them widows or wives of servicemen killed or wounded in motion in opposition to the Taliban previously 20 years.
The crowd — primarily made up of males and youths, together with some ladies, many burqa-clad — took to the streets regardless of the Taliban having banned unauthorised protests after taking energy on August 15.
Some reporters masking Tuesday’s march stated they had been harassed and overwhelmed by Taliban guards alongside the route.
Kandahar is Afghanistan’s second-biggest metropolis, in addition to the birthplace of the Taliban motion and its non secular heartland.
In response to the protest, Kandahar’s governor has quickly stayed any eviction till the matter could be mentioned with neighborhood elders.
A press release famous that not all of the housing was official authorities quarters, and a few residences had been constructed by people.
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