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Sikhs in Afghanistan

UK Govt. Agrees to Obtain Input from Afghan Sikhs for Report: United Sikhs

The UK Minister of State for Immigration has agreed to obtain input from the Afghan Sikh community to update the Country Guidance that they rely on to process asylum applications.

UK MPs Hardy, Dhesi Calls on Immigration Minister to help Afghan Sikhs, Hindus Facing Deportation Threats

To apprise about the difficulties being faced by the minorities in Afghanistan, a delegation led by Emma Hardy MP, with Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP and representatives from Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara Southall (Afghan Ekta Society) and United Sikhs today called on UK Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes in Parliament.

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

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.

WSO & Manmeet Singh Bhullar Foundation Welcome Approval of Afghan Hindu & Sikh Refugee Applications

On November 27, the Government of Canada announced that it is approving the resettlement of Sikh and Hindu refugees to Canada, who had fled Afghanistan due to religious persecution.

Canada Taking Action to Help Sikh and Hindu Minorities Facing Persecution in Afghanistan

Minister Ahmed Hussen has announced the Government of Canada is approving the private sponsorship of the Sikh and Hindu minority population in Afghanistan by the Manmeet Bhullar Foundation. Canada will welcome the approved individuals to Canada early next year.

Ontario Sikh Gurdwaras Urge Canadian Government to Take Effective Steps to Address Plight of Afghan Sikhs

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) and the Ontario Sikhs and Gurdwaras Council (OSGC) hosted a joint press conference on July 9 to discuss and highlight the current situation of Sikhs in Afghanistan and to determine the next steps in providing help and aid to those affected.

DSGMC to Turn Sikh Genocide 1984 Memorial into Memorial of Sikhs Killed in Hate Crimes

The “Wall of Truth” – the memorial having names of victims of the massacre of Sikhs in November 1984 – at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj near Indian Parliament will now become a memorial for all the Sikhs killed in hate crimes across the globe.

Afghan Sikh Injured in Jalalabad Blast Brought to AIIMS for Surgery

A Sikh man named Iqbal Singh was admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre on Friday  (July 6) with multiple fractures and pellet injuries suffered in Jalalabad (Afghanistan) blast.

United Sikhs Calls fFor Asylum of Afghan Sikhs in Canada and USA

United Sikhs also made an urgent request to the UN Special Rapporteur on Religion and Belief to highlight in the UN the persecution of religious minorities in Afghanistan.

SGPC to Hold Ardas at Manji Sahib (Amritsar) for Sikhs Killed in Afghanistan

SGPC has announced to hold Akhand Paath Sahib and Ardas for Sikhs killed in Sunday's deadly attack in Afghanistan.

Global Muslim Leadership Should Intervene to Stop Persecution of Sikhs in Afghanistan : Dal Khalsa

Strongly condemning the dastardly attack on the Sikh vehicle, which has killed 19 people including Avtar Singh Khalsa - the only Sikh candidate who had planned to contest October's parliamentary elections and Rawail Singh another senior most Afghan Sikh leader, the Dal Khalsa expressed deep shock and anger at the loss of innocent lives.

Afghanistan Election Aspirant Awtar Singh Khalsa Among Those Killed in Blast; Sikh bodies condemn attack

A deadly suicide bomb attack on Sikhs in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan has shook the global Sikh community.

At Least 19 Killed in Jalalabad (Afghanistan) As Suicide Bomber Targeted Sikhs

At least 19 people, including 10 members of Afghanistan's Sikh minority, have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern city of Jalalabad, according to officials.

Sikh Leader Shot Dead In Afganistan

A noted local Sikh leader in Kunduz City of Afganistan was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks targeting

Sikh man reportedly shot dead in Afghanistan

A Sikh man was reportedly abducted from his house on September 30, who was later shot dead by suspected militants in Afghanistan’s restive Nangarhar province bordering Pakistan.

Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee

SGPC to provide homes to 250 Afghan Sikh families in Amritsar

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee will provide homes to 250 Sikh families from Afghanistan that have taken shelter in Punjab.

UK: Sikh Relief team extends helping hand to Afghan Sikhs

Tilbury, UK (August 20, 2014): According to information the Sikh Relief team extended helping hand for Afghan Sikhs who recently arrived in UK in a shipping container. Sikh Relief team members traveled to Tilbury Port, taking food, clothing and immediate necessities such as, to the Sikhs found trapped inside a shipping container.

Global Minority Alliance (GMA) demands humanitarian protection for Sikh group found in Container at Port of Tilbury

Glasgow (August 19, 2014): The Glasgow based human rights organisation Global Minorities Alliance (GMA) has demanded absolute support for the Sikhs who were found in a container at Tilbury port, Essex on Saturday (August 16).

British Sikh campaigners 35 Afghan Sikhs who arrived in UK were victims of persecution

London, United Kingdon (August 18, 2014): British Sikh campaigners say, the arrival of Sikh Afghan civilians at the UK’s Tilbury Docks in a container (east side of London); represents a potent example of continuing and chronic persecution of minority communities in Afghanistan.

About 300 Sikh families live in Kabul today

Afghanistan’s Sikhs face an uncertain future [In-Depth by Aljazeera]

Sikhs speaking to Al Jazeera said that since then things have only become worse for the 306-family community in the Afghan capital. "We can't even hold our funerals in peace," Khalsa said.

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