"By means of this sacrifice, I call …"
-Texts from Avesta.
The first monotheistic religion that had laid its influences later on all powerful religions like Christian, Judaism and Islam, had that call to its believers. Zoroastrianism follows Avesta and Zoroastrianism originated in
The presidential election has not officially produced any result yet. But every stones are being turned to establish a pre decided set up. It is assumed that Karzai is not the only choice now. He would be tagged with Abdullah in the form of a coalition to keep the
Bombs are blasting everyday in
Afghan Election Commission still has more than 2,000 claims of fraud to investigate. Some of them are serious enough to postpone the election. Bags of ballot papers have been presented to the commission those proved that real winning of a candidate had been hijacked by the Karzai supporters. Foreign observers in Southern part declared that there were only 5 to 10 percent casting of votes but the Government claims 40 percent. Former planning minister Ramazan Bashardost said: “This is not an election. This is a comedy.”
Long beard, a piece of cloth tied on the head, short pajamas and guns in hands- that’s a typical Afghan face that has been in our mind for decades after decades. Mainstream media gives us the impression that there are bunch of barbaric fundamentalist hooligans had been ruling; at last the NATO force managed to rescue the poor inhabitants of the country.
A few remembers the glorious history of Afghans. Their land sheltered human kind of species even fifty thousand years ago. Later it was a place where great languages and thoughts emerged and gave the world directions. The well known ancient Indian civilization can no way deny that, the land was a gateway to new era. It was like bonding the east and the west. In the brutal ages of
Taliban did not face any criticism by US or Western big forces when they gave the world an experience of one of the most horrifying holocaust in 1996; not even their ‘middle age rules’ were condemned. It took the ‘
Tens of thousands of US and NATO troops are in
Troops are there for near about half a decade but still there are bombs, there are killings. Nature of the resistance is another question but the reality is ‘Peace Keeping Mission’ is keeping the peace out of the mission.
Ahura Mazda, the holy creator in the Avesta called for sacrifice to fight the injustice. Many a time passed after that. Rivers had changed courses, winds had brought heat. But the land has the time hear the call now from 4000 years back. Lets take Ahura Mazda as a symbol for Afghan freedom.