Constitution of 1923, Afghanistan

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Appendix B Annotated Amendments of January 28, 1925 (8 Dalw 1303)

THE CONSTITUTION OF 20 HAMAL 1302 (APRIL 9, 1923) WAS AMENDED BY THE LOYA JIRGA WHICH MET IN PAGHMAN IN 1924. THE AMENDED TEXT BECAME EFFECTIVE ON 8 DALW 1303 (JANUARY 28, 1925).

THE AMENDMENTS WERE A DIRECT RESULT OF THE REBELLION OF THE MANGAL TRIBE IN 1924. THIS REBELLION WAS GIVEN A RELIGIOUS FLAVOR BY CERTAIN RELIGIOUS LEADERS WHO SIDED WITH THE REBELS. KING AMANULLAH IN ORDER TO EXPOSE THIS OFFERED TO SEND A DELEGATION OF RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS FROM KABUL TO DISCUSS THE OBJECTIONS OF THE MANGAL MULLAHS AND PROMISED TO MAKE ANY CHANGES AGREED UPON. THE DISCUSSION TOOK PLACE BUT NO AGREEMENT WAS REACHED IT BECOMING EVIDENT THAT THE TRIBAL MULLAHS SIMPLY WANTED PRETEXTS TO JUSTIFY THE REBELLION. NEVERTHELESS AMANULLAH’S DELEGATES ON RETURNING TO KABUL RECOMMENDED THAT CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION AND OF SOME LAWS BE CHANGED SO AS TO REMOVE ALL PRETEXT FOR OPPOSITION. THE KING THEN SUMMONED A LOYA JIRGA WHICH MET IN PAGHMAN AT THE END OF 1924 AND RECOMMENDED CERTAIN AMENDMENTS AND CHANGES. THE AMENDED CONSTITUTION WAS THEN REISSUED WITH THE FOLLOWING IMPRIMATUR BY THE KING:

THE ARTICLES OF THIS CONSTITUTION WHICH WERE APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE MINISTERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GRAND COUNCIL WHICH MET IN THE EASTERN PROVINCE FOR THE FOUNDATION OF THE EXALTED STATE OF AFGHANISTAN, HAVE ALSO BEEN PRESENTED TO THE GRAND COUNCIL OF PAGHMAN AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE VOTES OF THE MINISTERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND ALL THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NATION INCLUDING SCHOLARS, SADATS AND OTHER RELIGIOUS LEADERS, THESE ARTICLES HAVE BEEN APPROVED. DALW 8, 1303.

(SEAL OF KING AMANULLAH)

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Chicago: M. A. Ansari, Leon B. Poullada, and Faruq Farhang, trans., "Appendix B Annotated Amendments of January 28, 1925 (8 Dalw 1303)," Constitution of 1923, Afghanistan in Constitution of 1923, Afghanistan Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=49A3I6SJW14MPWL.

MLA: . "Appendix B Annotated Amendments of January 28, 1925 (8 Dalw 1303)." Constitution of 1923, Afghanistan, translted by M. A. Ansari, Leon B. Poullada, and Faruq Farhang, in Constitution of 1923, Afghanistan, Original Sources. 9 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=49A3I6SJW14MPWL.

Harvard: (trans.), 'Appendix B Annotated Amendments of January 28, 1925 (8 Dalw 1303)' in Constitution of 1923, Afghanistan. cited in , Constitution of 1923, Afghanistan. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=49A3I6SJW14MPWL.