DUSHANBE, August 2, 2012, Asia-Plus – Reports from Khorog say the capital of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) is relatively calm.
Voluntary surrender of weapons have started in the region after reading Talika (a highly honored form of communication, a written address) of the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. In his address, the Aga Khan calls on people to be calm and give the authorities an opportunity to settle the situation through its appropriate structures.
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