Afghanistan: Illegal to Speak Farsi in a Farsi Spoken City

Mohammad writes that the Minister of Culture and Youth affairs, fired a reporter and sued two other staff from Balkh TV for using pure Persian words while broadcasting the news.


  • Taqi Bakhtyari

    Thanks Adil
    Indeed, Dari and Farsi are tow accents of the same language. It was just an exploitation of Afghans governments in the last six decades, trying to split out the majority Afghan Persian speaker.

  • Nik Sam

    It is more than a thousand years that Persian language was spoken, written in Iran, Khorasan(Today Afghanistan…) Tajikistan and Uzbekistan( Samarkand and Bukhara). The Persian language has a rich literature and history that influenced many other languages and cultures in our region. For thousands years we stand firm against those who are attacking our borders, language and culture. We defeated or melted them. These are some of those examples which lost their battles: Greek,Arabs,Moguls,British and Russian! This is just a reminder for those don’t understand us and they want with their regressive act to block Persian language in Afghanistan!

  • Ali Padashi

    It looks like the Persian speaking of Afghanistan should pay a hefty price for liberating Afghanistan form Talebans. Now another Taleban who runs the ministry of information and culture wants to ban Persian language for Islamic reason. It’s funny he likes his predecessor Taleban connecting dots with Islam.Baning people of Afghanistan not to use their own mother tongue (Persian language)and he wants to making fool himself and other ignorant Pashto that Persian language is a foreign language. Every elementary student in our country knows that Khorasan (Afghanistan) is the birth place of Persian language. It was grown and flourished there and it will stay there forever. Greets!

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