These Afghan Sikhs are holed up in their homes or in gurdwaras

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By Dr Rajwant Singh | US | OPINION |

Faces of the Sikhs and Hindus killed in suicide bombing in Afghanistan on July 1! We must all act and make sure that other members of the community do not face the same fate!

ਅਫ਼ਗ਼ਾਨਿਸਤਾਨ ਚ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦਾ ਰਹਿਣਾ ਹੁਣ ਬਿਲਕੁਲ ਅਸੰਭਵ ਹੋ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਸਾਡੇ ਸਾਰਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਇਹ ਯਤਨ ਹੋਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਪੱਛਮੀ ਦੇਸ਼ਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਹਨਾਂ ਸਿੱਖ ਪਰਵਾਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸ਼ਰਣ ਮਿਲੇ। ਇਹ ਸਦੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਸਿੱਖੀ ਦਾ ਅੰਗ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਕਈ ਦੇਸ਼ਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਅਫ਼ਗ਼ਾਨ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੇ ਯੋਗਦਾਨ ਪਾਇਆ ਹੈ। ਇਹ ਮੌਕੇ ਦਾ ਮੁੱਦਾ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਚੁਣੇ ਹੋਏ ਨੇਤਾਵਾਂ ਤੇ ਜ਼ੋਰ ਪਾਓ ਕਿ ਇਹਨਾਂ ਸਿੱਖ ਪਰਵਾਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਮਦਦ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਵੇ। ਇਹ ਸੰਭਵ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਸਾਡੇ ਜ਼ੋਰ ਲਾਇਆਂ ਗੱਲ ਬਣ ਸਕਦੀ ਹੈ।

We must make sure that our Sikh brothers, sisters and their children do not face the same fate. We must try to talk our elected representatives in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and other European countries to see if 900 remaining Sikhs from all over Afghanistan are given a safe passage to these countries.

SEE ALSO: Afghan Sikhs need immediate Canadian assistance, says WSO 

They are totally helpless and they are holed up in their homes or in Gurdwaras. They are terrified for their lives and for the safety of their loved ones. Our countries have accepted refugees from all over the world and it is time that we seek safe passage for our brethren. It can be done and it is our moral responsibility.

All the Sikh elected officials and every Sikh citizen of these countries should demand this from our leaders. We can do it!!

[Extracted the Facebook posting dated 6 July 2018 of Dr Rajwant Singh, a Sikh activist in the United States. He is the co-founder and senior advisor of National Sikh Campaign (NSC), a subsidiary of Sikh Council on Religion and Education or SCORE]

 

RELATED STORY:

Afghan Sikhs need immediate Canadian assistance, says WSO (Asia Samachar, 4 July 2018)

Sikhs and Hindus Bear Brunt of Latest Afghanistan Suicide Attack – Report (Asia Samachar, 2 July 2018)

 

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  1. Is there any one or Head of sikhs to stand up for this wer all of us sikhs can actually follow ..? Seen none so far wen this sad things happens .. but wen there’s a politician or a so call big guns visits our harminder Sahibji or any other religious events suddenly all the so call Sikh jethedar or commitees will be in the fire front 😡

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