Help us before it’s too late: Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

There were around 150 Sikhs and Hindus living in Kabul under constant fear of Taliban. 

AMRITSAR: Sikh and Hindu communities of war-torn Afghanistan have appealed to the international community to evacuate them to safety before it is too late. 

Talking to TOI on Monday, president of Gurdwara Kartae Parwan, Kabul, Gurnam Singh said there were around 150 Sikhs and Hindus living in Kabul under constant fear of Taliban. 

"For now, we are living in Kabul and are safe but nobody knows how long we will remain safe," said Gurnam, adding that they were scared to move out...

...He said the remaining Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan didn't want to go to India as there was no financial security for them. 

"I lived in India for a few months, my 14-year-old daughter was infected with coronavirus and died for want of oxygen, following which I returned to Kabul," he said, adding that the condition of other Afghani Hindus and Sikhs living in Delhi was not good...

...He said in 2015, Manmeet Singh Bhullar took on the cause of helping Sikh and Hindu minorities in Afghanistan. Since his passing, the Manmeet Singh Bhullar Foundation has worked with the government of Canada and community partners to bring 60 refugees to Canada with 120 in the queue to arrive shortly through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees programme. 

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