The conclusion of a three-day gathering of Islamic clerics and tribal elders in Kabul included an 11-point resolution, pledging support for the Taliban and appealing the international community to recognize the Taliban-led government of Afghanistan.
In order to legitimize the Taliban’s rule, the “men-only” gathering was convened, and the Taliban officials declared that sensitive issues like secondary schooling for girls might be discussed.
Officials from the Taliban said the meeting was a chance for clerics to independently offer recommendations on how the Islamist group should run the impoverished country, but the final resolution was mostly a restatement of their own ideologies.
While renewing the allegiance pledge, the resolution demanded adherence to Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban’s supreme leader, loyalty to the Taliban, and absolute acceptance of Sharia law as the foundation of law.
It also urged the international community to “lift sanctions, positively interact, and unfreeze the assets of Afghan people.”
The final resolution made no reference to girls’ education but urged the administration to pay modern education “special attention,” as well as justice and minority rights, “in the light of Islamic law.”
The resolution further affirms that the Taliban government and people are obliged to resist and fight off rebellions and corruption.
An attendee of the Taliban’s religious grand assembly, Mawlawi Mujib Rahman Ansari, had earlier said during the event that anyone who rebels against the Islamic rule should be beheaded.