The enlightening movement.

Well, you know that what is going on in my country. But let’s have a brief summary of the latest news and information:
The enlightening movement in Afghanistan started its activities almost two months ago, under the #stand against the systematic discrimination motto.
Because;
Afghanistan government has changed the route of a PowerLine from its main route the Bamyan province (a poverty stricken one) to another district Parwan province ,Salang (through which many PowerLine passed) deliberately, to make the situation of development more worse for the mainly Hazara residents of the province; in accordance to the enlightening movement.
On May 17th 2016 the enlightening movement marched to the streets of the Kabul city and protest.
the protesters had decided to gather in front of the Arg (the presidential palace of Afghanistan)
While The night before the demonstration, government of the country blocked the roads ending in the presidential palace by containers. Protesters ended their protest at the #dehmazan square.
The government didn’t accept the movement’s request to pass the PowerLine through (its most appropriate route, according to the Fitchner company) Bamyan.
On July 23rd 2016, once again the enlightening movement marched to the streets of the city to protest and ask equality. They believe that the government is treating the citizens differently, according to the people’s ethnicity.
On july 23rd July, again the government blocked the roads by containers. Protesters announced the Dehmazang square as their sit-in.
In that peaceful and civic protest,  Stop discrimination against hazaras, we have equal rights, equality, and we want TUTAP via Bamyan were the slogans being chanted by the demonstrators.
But,
Around 2:35 pm two suicide bombers attacked the gathering killing at least 80 people, mostly social and civic activists, University students, Masters, PhDs, writers and many other innocent people, mostly civilian and injuring more than 250 people.
Though the ISIL claimed the responsibility of that dreadful attack, but people believe that the lack of security and government shortages to provide safety for a peaceful demonstration; are the main cause of the attack.
The government created a commission to find out the details about the attack, and answer the raised questions. But the enlightening movement says that the government itself is behind the attack and by creating the commission wants to show/proof itself innocent. The enlightening movement announced that it doesn’t accept the results of the searches of the government commission. The enlightening movement wants international criminal court and other international courts to start their investigations about the attack.

Now, the enlightening movement wants to make the world hear its voice, by starting a twitterstorm on july 29th 2016 at 9:00 am. The activists and users will use the #enlightenment , #enlighteningmovement and many other hash tags, tomorrow.
I will join their campaign, how about you?

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How Kabul Has Become A City Of Darkness.

Kabul city is beautiful, charming and lovely, located in the eastern section of Afghanistan’s Kabul province. The population of the Kabul city is around 3.5 million people. Due to rapid urbanization it’s the 64th largest and the fifth fastest growing city in the world. It’s been the capital of Afghanistan since 1775.
As the capital, the city is the heart of the country. It shows the prospect of a country and it would be the only window to the country through which the world has a vision of Afghanistan. 
Some reports have been released which are saying that the Kabul city is on the top of the list of the most dangerous cities in the world. After 2014 and Afghanistan’s third presidential election after the Taliban regime, the security and the city’s economic situation get worse. 
After 2014, Kabul city has been the witness to the suicide attacks and other kind of insecurity each month. In 2015 Kabul city was the scene of attacks and suicide bombers every single week, causing the economic growth to slow.
Most of the Kabulis who had a job and were living under a good condition, lost everything. They lost their jobs, they were afraid of becoming the next victim of various attacks and they preferred to leave their home and escaped. Thousands of Kabulis emigrated to Europe to find a job and live a free life.
This is not only true for Kabulis, all of Afghanistan’s people are experiencing these kinds of bad experiences and live their life under an unknown destiny.
Kabul city is going through suicide attacks weekly and is the witness to the many insecurities in the area of security. It has been two weeks the Kabul city’s citizens had no electricity and power to turn on their lights to light up their houses. Officials say that the Taliban group has detonated the major supplies which are carrying out the electricity imported from the Uzbekistan. 
Most of the city’s factories have been shut down since the city sank in the dark. Those which offer electricity based services, like photo copiers, net cafes, and many other businesses are turned off. Those which are active offer services but the prices are very expensive compared to three weeks ago. 
In addition, due to the lack of city electricity, most of the city’s services are turned off; the freezing and cold weather of the city also have negative impacts on the capital’s citizens. Lack of electricity made the citizens use coal-burning heaters which is the main cause of air pollution in the Kabul city.
If you have a look at the sky of the city in the mornings or evenings, you will see a thick layer of fog in the city’s sky, which is the main cause of cancer in the long term and is the cause of many health problems in the short term      

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Kabul,The sunset.

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Candlelight, instead of lamplight.

(Already published on slant news:
https://www.slantnews.com/story/2016-02-10-how-kabul-has-become-a-city-of-darkness )

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