Afghan President appeals militants to refrain from violence during Ramadan

Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has appealed the Taliban group and other militants to refrain from violence in the wake of the holy month of Ramadan.

According to Khaama Press, the Afghan president, in a video message released on the occasion of Ramadan, said “he expects that the Taliban and other armed militants do not spread chaos and instability for the worshippers during Ramadan.”

Echoing Ghani’s sentiments, UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamachi Yamamoto appealed to the militants as well to cease fighting and embrace peace.

“I sincerely hope that the observation of Ramadan will provide an opportunity for all communities in Afghanistan to come closer to each other and build bridges peacefully. In the same spirit, I would like to call parties to the conflict to respect this religious obligation and halt the fighting,” the report quoted Tadamachi, as saying, in a statement.

This year, Ramadan began in the evening of May 16 and will end in evening of June 14.(ANI)