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Loya Jirga : The Afghan Grand Assembly

Loya Jirga : The Afghan Grand Assembly
Year: 2006
Price: USD 25.00

ISBN : 969351789X

Author :  Ahmad Salim

Publisher :  SMP

Year :  2006

Binding : Hard Bound

Language : English  

Description : 

Historians trace back Loya Jirga’s origins to 250 B.C. To the Parthians. The Aryans brought this democratic practice to the subcontinent, where it still flourishes in the form of Panchayats, but only at the village level. In the area now known as Afghanistan, this process evolved to serve as kingmaker and to take decisions on important matters so much so that the entire Afghan nation came to acknowledge the Loya Jirga as truly representative.

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