Kabul attack: Fear among minorities after attack on Gurdwara Parwan Sahib, more than 150 Sikhs waiting for Indian visa
New Delhi: Attacks on minorities in Afghanistan have been on the rise since the fall of the Taliban. Minorities living in Kabul are more fearful after Saturday’s attack on the shrine. More than 150 Sikhs living at the Karta Parwan shrine in Kabul, the victims of the attack, are waiting to get visas to return to India after the Taliban came to power.
Gurnam Singh, president of Gurdwara Karte Parwan, told PTI over phone that he has appealed to the Indian government to expel Sikh Hindus living here at the earliest. He said those people had legal visas, which were revoked after the Taliban came to power. “They want to sell their shops in Kabul since childhood and go away forever,” he said. Gurnam Singh said that now the Government of India should also take this step. We have been waiting for many months. He appealed to India to plan for the protection of temples and shrines. He said that after the departure of Ashraf Ghani government, his house has become a gurudwara.
India has issued e-visas to over 100 Sikhs and Hindus since the attack on the shrine on Saturday. India has strongly condemned this attack and called it a cowardly attack. After this, the expectation of visa for these people has also increased.