Young Afghans

Young Afghans

 

the participants in a national patriotic movement in Afghanistan that sprang up in the early 20th century and became active under the influence of the Revolution of 1905–07 in Russia. One of the movement’s major thinkers was M. Tarzi. The Young Afghans called for national independence, limitations on the power of the emir, expansion of secular education and development of national industry and trade.

In 1919 the Young Afghans, headed by Amanullah Khan, came to power as the leaders in the struggle against the British colonialists; they implemented a series of reforms during 1919–28. The Young Afghans were overthrown by an uprising led by Bacha-i Sagao in 1929.

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Most of the people who could speak Urdu were young Afghans.
a "When the couple was taken into custody, young Afghans were so outraged that the authorities let them go.
Najeebullah Mohammad, 16, a grade-10 student at a Sharjah school, said he would spend his time to educate young Afghans when he goes back home after a few years.
7 (ANI): Police in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province have revealed that young Afghans are being taken illegally to Pakistan's south western Baluchistan province to study in religious seminaries or madrassas to learn the ways of the Taliban.
An estimated 90 percent of young Afghans find traditional weddings prohibitively expensive.
Many young Afghans are nevertheless looking for fresh prospects to cope with life together.
ISLAMABAD -- Iran has been conducting seminars, contests and other programs during the past three years to help young Afghans to return their country.
The official said Iran has been conducting seminars, contests and other programs during the past three years to help young Afghans become familiar with the true aspects of their original country, and added, "This will help motivate young Afghans to return to their country of origin.
This project aims to provide a large number of young Afghans in rural communities with continuing honorable employment opportunities as de-miners," said Ambassador Takahashi.
She tragically gave her young life working to give young Afghans the opportunity to have a better future.
Summary: Kabul: While others make plans to flee, a new generation of educated young Afghans .
I welcome any decision by the government because it badly affects the minds of young Afghans," a senior government official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

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