People who had suffered the most during the war against terror in Afghanistan are undoubtedly the citizens, the villagers who had nothing to do with terrorism. They suffered at the hands of militants who want to take over their country and at the hands of those who are seeking to oust the terrorists. Their country, Afghanistan has been labeled as a terrorist country and the innocent Afghans are paying for it in one way or another.
For almost eleven years the people of Afghanistan suffered, hoping that one day the war against terror would come to an end and they’d be able to live their lives peacefully, the way they lived before, but nothing happened. Now, in the past few months things have changed a little bit. Afghans are now standing up against the Taliban insurgents on their own.
The uprising in the district of Panjwai stands out because it is the first in southern Afghanistan which is the spiritual heartland of the Taliban movement. It is a huge accomplishment because it is a region where the militants thrived despite N.A.T.O. and American operations. It is being considered as the most significant uprising against the Taliban.
It began in February when the villagers along with police forces began the revolt in this region which is known for its rich vineyards and orchards. The Panjwai Uprising is also a very good example of how the government and its people can stand together in the face of adversity and accomplish great things for the country. According to a report, almost hundred village elders have vowed to keep fighting against the militants on Monday. The Taliban have vowed to return but the villagers are ready to face them when they do.
The Taliban were laying mines in the orchards. Villagers weren’t aware of the location of the mines and would only know when someone got killed. The people are fed up of all the terrorism and deaths. They want to get rid of this mess. So, theyhave joined the government forces to oust these terrorists who have destroyed the peace of their country. These people are a brilliant example of the fact that they have the courage to fight for their country even if they lose their lives doing so.
The Panjwai uprising will forever be remembered as an effort the common man of Afghanistan made to restore peace. It is something that must be respected, appreciated and encouraged in each and every way. They would be the people who will hopefully create a new image of the war-plagued country: a new tolerant and peaceful Afghanistan.