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No ideology can cling power by force, democratic process only way forward

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No ideology can cling power by force, democratic process only way forward
 In the contemporary history, Afghanistan has witnessed bloody transition of power with the still unfolding controversial events. The Saur revolution, as called “7th Saur” and the Mujahedeen victory known as “8th Saur”, are the controversial events in Afghanistan’ history.
The 7th Saur 1357, which coincides 1978, a military coup was organized against the democratic government of former president Sardar Mohammad Dawoud Khan and the military contingent with aerial support attacked the presidential palace, finally the democratic government collapsed and the People’s democratic party of Afghanistan under the leadership of Noor Mohammad Taraki took the reign. 
They martyred former President Dawoud who is still considered as the founding father of democracy in Afghanistan as he changed the kingship to democratic system where the president is being selected through the votes of the people. When Dawoud’s regime was overthrown by the then party, it started a new chapter of violent-politics that led the bloodshed for decades
Meanwhile 8th Saur is celebrated as the victory day for Mujahideen when they overthrew the Soviet remnants in 1992. But that victory, unfortunately, was another transition into dark era of the civil war among Mujahideen factions that cost lives of thousands and made Afghans the largest refugee diaspora in the world.
Afghanistan experienced deadliest conflicts that took lives of thousands of men, women and children and caused millions of Afghans to migrate to neighboring and other countries of the world. The bloody internal dispute among the different groups stirred by some foreign countries swept away the significances of the sacrifices Afghans gave in blood against the USSR invasion.
In recent years, the celebration comes at the time when Afghanistan is still undergoing the ill impacts left by the civil war that not only devastated the whole country and its infrastructures, but also paved the way for the Taliban to take over the power in the country.
Although, Taliban was toppled down in 2001 with U.S led coalition attack and with the international community supports, significant developments have been made in democracy, freedom of speech, civil society, women rights, education and many other key areas, Afghanistan is still facing insecurity challenges that resulted on dwarfing the investments and job opportunities in the country.
The lesson of that bloody chapter of history for today is that no ideology or power-seeking group can cling to power by force, and a smooth transfer of power in a free, fair and transparent election is the only way forward.
Those who do not learn from past mistakes are doomed to repeat them, it is the responsibility of both nation and government not to let the past mistakes to be repeated in the peace process with Taliban. 
Afghanistan has long been witnessingdevastating warwhich has destroyed the country’s infrastructures and martyred millions of people. To put an end to the ongoing insecurities and war, it is necessary that Taliban and the government of Afghanistan reach a lasting peace agreement and let the war-hit nation to live in a safe and sound environment, which they have not seen in the last four decades.
Democracy, and not a coup d’étatis the key answer to the problems facing the country, but effective democracy would require participants to respect and protect democratic values and participate in the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections to decide the fate of the country’s political environment.