Why is it in news?
- Indian and Afghan officials in Delhi and Kabul discussed the outcome of the Loya Jirga.
- It is grand assembly between Afghan government and Taliban in Afghanistan that advised the release of 400 Taliban militants convicted of serious crimes.
- The officials said the release was conditional, and contingent on a reduction in the level of violence by the Taliban as well as a “humanitarian ceasefire” for civilians to be transported during the coronavirus pandemic without fear of the Taliban.
- The Taliban is also required to guarantee that none of the men being released will return to combat.