SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)
Dozens of university students participated in a demonstration in capital Kabul to protest against the alleged the blasphemy by a local English newspaper.
The majority of the rally participants were students of Islamic studies who condemned the newspaper for publishing a blasphemous article. The protesters were shouting slogans against democracy and were carrying flags of the Islamic State and Taliban group. They urged for the implementation of Sharia law through the real caliphate and insisted that the Kabul university students and lecturers are fed up of democracy.
A group of individuals were also arrested by Afghan security forces last week who were apparently supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in capital Kabul.
According to the security officials, the individuals were writing slogans in support of Islamic State in the walls of Kabul university. Though, the security officials are saying that the Islamic State has not managed to infiltrate in Afghanistan so far. However, insurgents belonging to a faction of the Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said earlier in September that they consider to join the Islamic State militants who are currently fighting in Syria and Iraq.
ٰٰThere have been growing concerns regarding the growth of extremism in educational institutes, specifically in Kabul university amid fears that the insurgent groups have infiltrated among the university students to hire them for insurgency activities in the country.