Jirga: A silver lining in an intolerant milieu

Create: 05/13/2015 - 11:06

JALALABAD: The misfortunes befalling Afghanistan in recent decades have brought a whole host of many complex social problems, including widespread intolerance, to the war-devastated country. As a corollary, people have lost their patience and tend to fight on trivial issues.
But the continued ability of tribal jirgas to sort out such spats represents a silver lining. By employing this time-tested mechanism, proponents of peace and non-violence keep a lid on local problems. In the countryside, peace-loving individuals use jirgas to sort out local issues.

3-year-old dispute over half an acre of land resolved

Create: 04/25/2015 - 09:35

KHOST CITY: Belonging to the same tribe and same village in the Nadir Shahkot district southeastern Khost province, Mirazuddin and Ayub Khan has been locked in a dispute over a piece of land measuring a little more than half an acre.  After three years of enmity, they have agreed to bury the hatchet and bequeath their children a life of peace and friendship.

In Khost, long-running land dispute comes to an end

Create: 03/28/2015 - 09:33

KHOST CITY: In the Ismailkhel and Mandozai districts of southeastern Khost province, a long-running dispute between residents of Dadwal and Warzi villages over 50 acres of land was recently resolved on an amicable note as a result of mediation by local officials.
The dispute was settled after several armed clashes between the two sides, with government officials, judges, tribal elders and even mediators receiving cash from the parties on one pretext or another. All along, the Warzi tribe insisted it was rightful owner of the land.

Dispute resolution body set up after violent protest

Create: 03/18/2015 - 16:41

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A dispute resolution council has been established after a clash between security forces and residents killed four people and injured five others in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Wednesday.
The casualties occurred two days back when hundreds of people protested against border police in Qarqin district for not allowing them to cross the Amu River into neighbouring Turkmenistan.