KABUL: The Taliban on Wednesday asked the teachers, students and other employees of the education department to stay away from the electoral process to avoid their attacks.
In a press release available with Afghan Islamic Press (AIP), the Taliban repeatedly termed election as an illegitimate project designed by the Unites States of America.
The Taliban said the US was striving to form a so-called parliament with these polls to pave for continued occupation of Afghanistan besides getting approved the agreements of their choice.
The Taliban urged teachers and other officials of educational institutes to avoid participating in the electoral process besides advising their students to follow their footprints. They were also asked to deny formation of polling centers in their educational institutes.
“The commission of education, training and higher education of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan directs the education employees, teachers, students and principals not to allow formation of polling centers in their schools, and not to deploy teachers or students as election workers,” the press release stated.
“The Islamic Emirate does not want to pose any harm to civilians or teachers and students of educational institutes. The teachers and students of educational institutes should completely stay away from the political projects of the enemy,” the Taliban said in the press release.
It is pertinent to mention here that polling centers have been formed in the school buildings in cities and many villages.
The government has deployed all the teachers as electoral observers on the day of elections. They have been asked to ensure their presence in the polling centers to observe the electoral process.
The Taliban have time and again opposed the electoral process in the country. The Wolesi Jirga election would be held in the country on next Saturday. The Afghan government has assured full security on the polling day.