South Asia and Beyond

‘Give Peace A Chance In Afghanistan’

When will the ‘jang’ (fighting) stop, asks an Afghan widow from the four-decade-old conflict. A seven-day ‘Reduction in Violence’ agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban is in place. If that holds, a deal is expected to be signed in Doha on February 29. Meanwhile, a country is crying out for peace. Afghanistan is not just about suicide attacks and bomb blasts, it’s also about an all-woman orchestra Zohra (the Perisan goddess of music) conducted by Negin Khpalwak, spin sensation Rashid Khan, the Bamiyan Buddhas, Olympic medallist  Rohullah Nikpai and innumerable other names. 

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