What is Law?

 Written by: Muhammad Anwar Andar

Aseya and her brother, Haroun go to the castle. Aseya reads the following sentence on the wall of the castle, “Implementation of law, prevents crime in society”

. She asks Haroun about the law. Haroun replies that law is a big book put on his father’s bookshelf.

Meanwhile, Lalo Mama comes and after greeting, he takes them inside the castle. There in the corridor of the castle, Aseya asks Lalo Mama about the law. Lalo Mama opens a widow about this issue.


In the window, the report of the castle asks some juveniles about the law.

Sangar says, “Law means sovereignty.”

Hikmatullah, a resident of Qarabgh district, Kabul province says, “Law is an order that each member of the community should obey it.”

Then the reporter of the castle talks to a lawyer, Farid Ahmad Yusufi. Yusufi says, “Qanoon (law) is a Syriac language word which means reed. Reed has many joints and law also has many articles like reed's joints. Law is a set of rules created by state institutions or parliament and signed by the president. Law is a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority and having binding legal force which must be obeyed and followed by citizens subject to sanctions or legal consequence.

In a nation, the law can serve to keep the peace, maintain the status quo, preserve individual rights, protect minorities against majorities promote social justice, and  provide for orderly social change.”

Lalo Mama closes the window. Aseya becomes to learn more about the law. Haroun sees a picture of a small robot on the wall and asks about it from Lalo Mama.

Lalo Mama opens a window about it for their information.


In the window, Rahmat and Qudsia are watching television. The spokesperson of the television is talking about a robot. The spokesperson says, “An American company has designed a robot that

Lalo Mama closes this window too. Aseya says that she has a bad memory from the field. She adds that once a scorpion bit her when she was cleaning weeds from the field. When Haroun hears about the memory, he asks Lalo Mama to open a window about memories.

Lalo Mama opens them another window.


In the window, Khatira, a resident of Qarabagh district, Kabul province says, “As usual, one day when I went to school, there was no student without me. I asked the cleaner of the school about the cause. He replied that this is Independence Day and school is closed.”