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Is sharia law the key to peace in the Afghanistan war?

Peace talks shunned by the Taliban as the Afghan government rejects preconditions. What are Taliban's sharia demands?

 

Taliban is insisting on constitutional reforms such as mentioning the word "sharia" in the Afghan constitution. Currently, the constitution refers to "Islamic law" instead of "sharia" specifically. However, including the word "sharia" would present challenges for donor countries, whose constituencies may be averse to funding a government that is constitutionally required to implement sharia. On the other hand, if the word "sharia" is not incorporated into the constitution, the Taliban would see this as a major defeat.

Hashmat Moslih, Afghanistan analyst

 

Read about all the obstacles to peace in Afghanistan's war: 

The Taliban and obstacles to Afghanistan peace talks


 

SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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