Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal strongly condemned the forcible entry by armed fighters in a gurudwara in Kabul on Friday, the second such incident to be reported in lower than 10 days within the nation.
The armed fighters, believed to be from the Taliban, entered the Gurdwara Dashmesh Pita at Karte Parwan, Kabul, in presence of round 20 members of the Sikh neighborhood.
Channi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “immediately direct the Union Ministry of External Affairs to take up the matter with the Afghanistan government for ensuring safety and security of the Sikhs and their religious places”. Meanwhile, Badal sought that the India increase the problem of assaults on non secular minorities at a world discussion board.
I strongly condemn the assault on Gurdwara Sahib in Kabul by armed individuals. I urge PM @NarendraModi to right away direct the Union Ministry of External Affairs to take up the matter with Afghanistan authorities for making certain security & safety of the Sikhs and their non secular locations
— Charanjit S Channi (@CHARANJITCHANNI) October 16, 2021
“No country should recognise the Taliban. When no minority is safe under their regime in Afghanistan, why should anyone give them legitimacy by recognising them?” Badal mentioned.
No nation ought to recognise the Taliban. When no minority is protected beneath their regime in #Afghanistan, why ought to anybody give them legitimacy by recognising them? It’s excessive time the worldwide neighborhood creates stress on them. 2/2
— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) October 16, 2021
Earlier, the president of the Indian World Forum, Puneet Singh Chandhok, had mentioned that he had acquired distressed calls from the Sikh neighborhood in Kabul.
In an analogous incident on October 5, a gaggle of armed males had barged inside a gurdwara and vandalised the premises. They had additionally smashed CCTV cameras and intimated the gurdwara’s safety guards.
Friday’s incident got here on the identical day as when suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque full of worshippers in southern Afghanistan, killing a minimum of 47 folks and wounding 70.