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Kabul gurdwara assault: Sikh our bodies urge UN to make sure Afghan minorities’ security


New Delhi: Observing that spiritual websites are consultant of the historical past, social material, and traditions of individuals in each nation and group, the United Nations Common Declaration of Human Rights clearly states that spiritual websites and all locations of worship and contemplation must be protected havens, not websites of terror or bloodshed. Sadly, it’s the spiritual locations which have change into a  flashpoint of the religiously motivated hatred and have come below assaults by the terrorists.

The latest incident is of dastardly attack 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 useless.  

Earlier than fleeing, the terrorists set the Gurdwara constructing on fireplace following a gun battle with Taliban fighters who lastly took management of the Gurdwara. Experiences recommend that just a few Sikhs had been injured whereas the three saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib had been evacuated to security.

All eyes are as soon as once more set on the United Nations (UN)  to make sure 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 enchantment to the UN to intervene and be certain that minuscule Sikh and Hindu communities of Afghanistan is evacuated to security, their properties and non secular locations are preserved.

The SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami and Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Khalsa has referred to as on the UN  to take initiatives to make sure the security of Sikhs in Afghanistan.

Given the urgency of the scenario and life risk 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.

Speaking to the media, Sahney who can be the president of the World Punjabi Organisation (WPO) mentioned prior to now that WPO had despatched three chartered flights to evacuate Sikhs and Hindus from Afghanistan. “Similarly are ready to bring remaining Sikhs and Hindus back from Afghanistan by sending a chartered plane but we need the government to issue them e-visas at the earliest”, he mentioned.

The gurdwaras are seen the place numerous congregation gathers to supply prayers and carry out spiritual companies thus they change into a susceptible goal for violence a minimum of for his or her symbolic political significance for the terrorists.

Puneet Singh Chandok, President of India World Discussion board who labored as a bridge between the Afghan Hindu/Sikhs and the authorities within the nation thanked the Central government for issuing the visas to over one hundred members of minorities in Afghanistan. He mentioned that the UN ought to make certain the security and safety of members of ministries in Afghanistan and the properties and non secular locations of the minorities. 

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