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18th May 2022

My dear President and Members,

I am deeply concerned by the recent renewal of unrest in Gorno-Badakshan. 

My guidance to my Jamat is to live within the laws of the land.  Do not engage in violence.  It is of utmost importance that my spiritual children always uphold our Jamat’s tradition to live in peace and harmony alongside all their fellow citizens. 

At this time, my spiritual children of Gorno-Badakshan, in particular the youth, should not divert from the fundamental requirement to maintain peace and to be law-abiding citizens and contribute actively to the development of your country.  My spiritual children must resolve differences with wisdom through peaceful dialogue in the spirit of mutual respect and understanding.  This is a matter to which I attach the greatest importance.

As Imam-of-the-Time, it is my farman to my Tajik Jamat, including those in the diaspora, to remain calm, abide by the laws of the land, and reject any form of violence, disorder, illegal activity or other actions that may jeopardise its wellbeing.

I send to all my beloved spiritual children of Tajikistan my best loving blessings for mushkil-asan, and for safety and security.  I will send further guidance through the Jamati institutions, as and when the need arises in the future.

Yours affectionately,

Aga Khan