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Afghanistan: Slain Sikh Leader’s Son Leading in Prelim Poll Results

January 4, 2019 | By

Afghanistan: As per media reports, Narender Singh Khalsa has secured a seat in the Lower House of the Parliament (Wolesi Jirga), according to Afghanistan Election Commission’s preliminary results.

Narender Singh Khalsa is the son of slain Sikh leader Avtar Singh Khalsa.

Narender Singh Khalsa [File Photo]

Narender Singh has secured the seat on behalf of the Sikh and Hindu community of the country, as per a statement released by the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC). The parliamentary elections were held on October 20 last year. The final results are yet to be announced.

According to a statement released by Independent Election Commission, eight individuals including Alhaj Asadullah Shahbaz, Mohammad Azim Mohsin, Atiqullah Ramin, Alhaj Mamor Ahmadzai, Dr. Mohammad Nasim Mudabir, Alhaj Ustad Abdul Razaq Hashim, Shukria Eisa Khel, and Nooria Hamidi have secured seats in the Lower House of the Parliament (Wolesi Jirga).

Avtar Singh Khalsa, who was the lone Sikh candidate for the Wolesi Jirga elections, was killed in an attack in Jalalabad in July last year. He was amongst the 19 people who had lost their lives in the suicide blast.

Narender Singh Khalsa had also suffered injuries in the attack but later recovered and contested the parliamentary elections in place of his deceased father.

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