Pakistan Afghan and Indonesian religious Ulema denounce terrorism in Jakarta Declaration
JAKARATA - *Religious scholars from Afghanistan, Indonesia and Pakistan on Friday issued a declaration denouncing terrorism. *
*Declaration for peace in Afghanistan was issued in which they supported efforts for peace in Afghanistan*.
The Ulema (religious scholars) stated in the declaration that war and violence have no place in Islam and that Islam is the religion of peace and true believers should put into practice what this religion has said.
The religious scholars said they support any peace offer, efforts and declarations in hope of bringing peace and prosperity in Afghanistan.
The declaration stated that the religious scholars of the three countries support the peace offer made by the Afghan government to the Taliban aimed to end war and violence in the country.
“We the Ulema, therefore appreciate and support the offer of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as announced by President Ashraf Ghani during the Kabul Peace Process, February 2018 for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan,” read the declaration.
The declaration said the religious scholars also appreciate the regional countries, Muslim nations and the international community's support to the Afghan peace process.
Religious scholars also asked all war parties to lay down their weapons and start direct peace talk.