Kabul gurdwara assault: Sikh bodies urge UN to ensure Afghan minorities’ safety

New Delhi: Observing that non secular websites are consultant of the historical past, social cloth, and traditions of individuals in each nation and neighborhood, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights clearly states that non secular websites and all locations of worship and contemplation needs to be secure havens, not websites of terror or bloodshed. Unfortunately, it’s the non secular locations which have turn out to be a  flashpoint of the religiously motivated hatred and have come beneath assaults by the terrorists.

The current incident is of dastardly assault at Gurdwara Dashmesh Pita Guru Gobind Singh, Karte Parwan in Afghanistan’s Kabul which left two individuals Sawinder Singh, 61, and a safety guard Ahmad lifeless.  

Before fleeing, the terrorists set the Gurdwara constructing on fireplace following a gun battle with Taliban fighters who lastly took management of the Gurdwara. Reports recommend that a couple of Sikhs have been injured whereas the three saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib have been evacuated to safety.

All eyes are as soon as once more set on the United Nations (UN)  to ensure that its decision is carried out with each the Sikh’s apex physique Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Sikhs distinguished seminary Damdami Taksal issuing an attraction to the UN to intervene and ensure that minuscule Sikh and Hindu communities of Afghanistan is evacuated to safety, their properties and spiritual locations are preserved.

The SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami and Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Khalsa has known as on the UN  to take initiatives to ensure the safety of Sikhs in Afghanistan.

Given the urgency of the state of affairs and life menace to the minorities in Afghanistan and the federal government’s proceedings at a snail’s tempo, a businessman and philanthropist turned Member of Parliament Vikram Sahney has supplied to evacuate the remaining 164 Sikhs and Hindus from Kabul.

Talking to the media, Sahney who can also be the president of the World Punjabi Organisation (WPO) stated previously that WPO had despatched 3 chartered flights to evacuate Sikhs and Hindus from Afghanistan. “Similarly are prepared to deliver remaining Sikhs and Hindus again from Afghanistan by sending a chartered airplane however we want the federal government to situation them e-visas on the earliest”, he stated.

The gurdwaras are seen the place numerous congregation gathers to supply prayers and carry out non secular companies thus they turn out to be a susceptible goal for violence not less than for his or her symbolic political significance for the terrorists.

Puneet Singh Chandok, President of India World Forum who labored as a bridge between the Afghan Hindu/Sikhs and the authorities within the nation thanked the Central authorities for issuing the visas to over 100 members of minorities in Afghanistan. He stated that the UN ought to be sure that the safety and safety of members of ministries in Afghanistan and the properties and spiritual locations of the minorities. 

Expressing concern over the Kabul Gurdwara assault, Sikh physique United Sikhs observes that they have been nervous that Sikh id, tradition, and faith proceed to be beneath assault globally due to their distinct look and the hate-driven and malicious motives of the terrorists.

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