Q. “Loya Jirga or Grand Council” is often seen in news is related to which of the following country?
A Loya Jirga, or “grand council”, is a mass national gathering that brings together representatives from the various ethnic, religious, and tribal communities in Afghanistan.
- The gathering involves participation of Afghan tribal elders, religious figures, and political leaders.
- The Loya Jirga is a centuries-old institution that has been convened at times of national crisis or to settle national issues.
- Historically, it has been used to approve a new constitution, declare war, choose a new king, or to make sweeping social or political reforms.
- It is considered the “highest expression” of the Afghan people, but it is not an official decision-making body.
Source: The Hindu