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Afghan Sikh Group To Arrive In India With Ashes Of Kabul Attack Victim


Kabul assault: After their arrival, the Afghan Sikh group will go away for Gurdwara Guru Arjan Dev. (File)

New Delhi:

Eleven Afghan Sikhs will arrive in India on Thursday with the ashes of Sawinder Singh, who was killed in an assault on a gurdwara in Kabul, based on individuals coordinating with the Indian authorities for his or her switch.

The authorities had on June 19 granted emergency e-visas to 111 Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan, hours after a terrorist group attacked the Karte Parwan gurdwara in Afghanistan, killing two individuals, together with Sawinder Singh.

Sawinder Singh ran a “paan” store in Kabul and lived within the gurdwara. His household lives in Delhi.

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has made preparations for the switch of the 11 Afghan Sikhs in coordination with the Indian World Forum and the Indian authorities.

“Eleven Afghan Sikhs will arrive at the Delhi airport with the ashes of  Sawinder Singh. Raqbir Singh, who was injured in the attack, is also part of this group,” a consultant of the Indian World Forum stated.

After their arrival, the group will go away for Gurdwara Guru Arjan Dev in Tilak Nagar in New Delhi.

The SGPC bore the price of their journey. It may even give monetary support to these looking for rehabilitation in India.

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