Massive Kabul demonstration for TUTAP power project could turn violent, Jihadi leaders warn
Prominent Mujahideen leaders have warned of a possible violence as a mass demonstration is due for Kabul on Monday. The High Council of Jihaid parties gathered in Kabul today to discuss the latest upheavals in the country as well as a mass demonstration due for Kabul against the TUTAP power project. The Jihadi leaders expressed concerns regarding the protest and called on the organizers of the demonstration to prevent from the rally. They also called on the government not to take any step towards the implementation of the project until the issue is resolved.
A number of the prominent former Jihadi leaders and religious leaders were among the participants of the meeting which included Sebghatullah Mojadedi, Pir Syed Ahmad Gilani, Mohammad Karim Khalili, Syed Mansoor Naderi, Syed Hussain Anwari, Mawlavi Abdul Hakim Munib, Wahidulah Sabawoon, Qutbuddin Helal, Gen. Din Mohammad Jurat, Zemarialai Ahadi, Haji Din Mohammad and Sarwar Danish. Earlier, thousands of people organized demonstrations in Bamyan and Kabul provinces to protest against the change of the route of TUTAP, besides several politicians have called on the government to reconsider its decision and ensure justice in implementation of development projects. However, President Ghani said a commission will be given the task to review the power project, emphasizing that there are different views regarding the route through which the project should be implemented.