Ulema Council Asks For Suspension, Delivering Of Foreign Prisons To Afghan government

Saturday, March 03, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The members of the nationwide ulema council of Afghanistan in their meeting with President Karzai strongly condemned desecration of the Holy Quran and other religious books in Bagram Military base and criticized mismanagement of the prison. 
They asked suspension of the foreign governed prisons and their delivery to the government of Afghanistan in order that such acts are not repeated in the future. 
The council’s statement was read out at the meeting by Mawlawi Mohammad Sayed. 
The statement covers the following: 
The council considers desecration to Holy Kuran as unforgivable anti-human crime and other religious books by the US at the Bagram military base and condemn it. 
The council emphasizes that this crime cannot be forgiven aology and that its perpetrators be tried immediately and guarantee is given that this act is not repeated. 
The council also confirms the latest resolution of the Jehadi Leaders Meeting led by president Karzai as well. 
The council and the in charges of the government of Afghanistan time and again expressed concern over the status of the prisons administered by foreigners and asked for transfer of its inmates to the Afghan government, the night raids be stopped and Afghans should not be arrested by foreign troops. 
President Karzai after hearing of the resolution of the council of ulema considered it as comprehensive and justified and appreciated it. 
President Karzai and that during the past ten years our request was such that the foreigners respect our people’s religious beliefs, Islam loving, and the tradition of the people of Afghanistan is respected. 
The Bagram incident caused sensitivity among the people of Afghanistan and we conveyed the request of the ulema council through a delegation to Bagram Military base as well. 
Mawlawi Qayamudden Kashaf chairman of the ulema council said that the resolution of the Traditional Loya Jirgah adopted a 76 article resolution and stressed that foreigners should respect the national sovereignty of the Afghans including sopping of night raids and delivery of the responsibility of their prisons to the Afghan government.

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