Afghan Biographies

Dih Salah District Baghlan Province Deh Salah


Name Dih Salah District Baghlan Province Deh Salah
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade District Chief District Police Chief
History and Biodata

Dih Salah District Chief:
Abdul Anan Abdul Manan Hanan (20100207, 20110912, 20130000),
Abdul Rassoul (20130712)

District Police Commander:
Col. Abdul Ahad Nabizada (20130712, 20130723)

Background:
Dih Salah District Di Salah Deh Salah District was created within Andarab District in 2005. Andarab District was divided into two districts, Banu and Deh Salah, as a result of the growing political and military influence of the Andarabi commanders. As it is often the case in Afghanistan, district divisions create more insecure. Deh Salah is the home to about 80,000 people, most of them ethnic Tajiks rather that the majority Pashtuns.

Just days after the United States launched a $200 million program to boost the role of women in Afghanistan, a senior member of the country's top religious leaders' panel said he would not intervene over a draconian edict issued by clerics in the Deh Salah region of Baghlan province. But the eight article decree, issued late in June 2013, bars women from leaving home without a male relative. The decree, signed by a conservative cleric in the area named Zmarai, contained a warning of holy war if authorities tried to block it: "If officials do react to our demands, we will start a jihad."(20130723)

Last Modified 2013-07-23
Established 2010-02-09