Kabul: Reports confirm Kuchi invaders have evacuated Behsud District after killing 23 and injuring 9 vulnerable villagers, burning down four clinics, 35 schools, hundreds of houses and ruining crops and pastures. Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has confirmed the death and burning statistics. People are getting back to their gutted homes gradually amid a psychic of fear. Thousands of families are still stranded in in Kabul. Most of the displaced people are in dire need of food, shelter and other assistance.
On the other hand, Naeem Zoi, a parliamentarian and Kuchi leader, while talking to Daily 8am, has said, “We left Behsud earlier than our routine annual span. We hope the Government would resolve the issue and we would be allowed to enter Behsud and other Central Areas next year.” The order by Karzai asking Kuchi nomads to evacuate Behsud is unclear about the permanent resolution to this issue; it does not speak about whether the Kuchis would again invade the area next year, or if the Government will disarm them before that.
AIHRC states it had suggested a permanent resolution to the Kuchi issue last year, but due to the lack of interest from the Government, no action has been taken yet in this regard.
It appears as though the Government intentionally avoids disarming and permanently settling the Kuchis.