September 11, 2021
Twenty years ago, the United States of America used Taliban’s promotion of terrorism as a pretext for the military invasion of Afghanistan. However, the presence of the US and international alliance “against terrorism” in Afghanistan did not affect the center and source of promotion and export of terrorism in the region, i.e. Pakistan. On the contrary, Pakistan received tens of billions of American dollars as compensation for facilitation of transit services for the US and NATO forces. The subsequent military operations resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent Afghans civilians and Afghan and NATO soldiers. The failed counter narcotics policy led to an escalation in drug production and addiction of more than 3 million Afghans. Eventually, the United States of America isolated the Afghan government it supported for twenty years and entered into a peace deal with the Taliban. What followed was a ISI designed handover of provinces and districts of Afghanistan, one after the other, to the same terrorists that the US had initially gone to Afghanistan to fight. The final act involved a humiliating and unceremonious American exit from Afghanistan. What happened hereafter was the Taliban take-over of big cities including Kabul. Participants of the protest of September 11, 2021, called for by the Federation of Afghan Resident Organizations in Europe (FAROE) in 12 cities in Europe, endorse this resolution and subsequent points:
- We hold United States of America accountable for the ongoing tragedy and Taliban rule that has resulted from the US designed and led Doha Peace Deal
- We support the will of people of Afghanistan in rejection of Islamic Emirate as political System.
- We call on the international community, particularly the people of Europe, America, Australia and other countries to put pressure on their respective governments to refrain from recognition of the Taliban government.
- Protesters asked the UN, EU, US and other governments to tie
provision of direct financial aid to the Taliban regime, to the following
- the possibility of their recognition of the Taliban government and
- Protection of civil and political rights of the people of Afghanistan
- Protection of freedom of expression and press as defined by international principles
- Protection of equal rights of all Afghan citizens, regardless of gender, ethnic, linguistic or religious differences
- Recognition of sovereignty of the Afghan Constitution, and commitment to honor and implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other Conventions that Afghanistan has ratified
- Provision of guarantees for women’s equal rights and their right to free participation in political and social affairs of the country
- Protection of the right to free participation in political, civil, cultural and human rights activities, without the fear of persecution
- End of foreign interference in the internal affairs of Afghanistan by all countries, in particular the Pakistan
- Protection of the moral and material gains of the past twenty years achieved through Afghan and international effort and sacrifice
- All foreign countries should refrain from supporting arm proxy groups and ignition of another civil war in Afghanistan.