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Apoorva Kaul | Republic World Online | New Delhi | June 21, 2022:: The US has expressed concern over the rise in attacks against Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan. US Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls and Human Rights, Rina Amiri in a tweet, said that she is “deeply concerned” over the escalating attacks against Afghanistan’s Sikhs and Hindus. Her statement comes after Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul was attacked by ISKP terrorists on June 18.
Rina Amiri asserted that a threat against one group poses threat to the “identity of Afghanistan as a whole.” US Special Envoy Amiri tweeted, “Deeply concerned about the escalating attacks against Afghanistan’s Hindus & Sikhs. Afghanistan’s rich diversity is its greatest treasure. A threat against one group is a threat to the identity of Afghanistan as a whole.” At least two civilians, including a Sikh man and a security guard, died while seven others were injured after a terror attack was carried out at the Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul on June 18.
The attack on the Sikh shrine followed an explosion outside the gate of the Gurdwara. ISKP released a statement claiming responsibility for the attack on the Sikh shrine in Kabul. In a statement, ISKP said that Abu Mohammad al Tajiki had conducted the attack which lasted for three hours, according to ANI. It further said that a range of ammunition, including submachine guns and hand grenades, four IEDs and a car bomb were used for the attack. As of now, it has been reported that only two people have been killed in the Gurdwara attack. The terror group in its statement claimed to have killed almost 50 Sikh, Hindu and Taliban fighters.
On June 20, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti condemned the “cowardly attack” on Karte Parwan Gurdwara. In his speech, Tirumurti stressed it is time UN member states should also condemn hatred against non-Abrahamic religions including Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism and advised the members to stop being selective in combating religiophobia. He said, “It’s time that UN Member States condemned hatred against non-Abrahamic religions as well and stop from being selective in combating religiophobias. There cannot be double standards on religiophobias if you truly want to combat hate.”
Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on June 18 called the attack on a Gurdwara in Afghanistan’s Kabul a “cowardly” act. Taking to his official Twitter handle, Jaishankar said that the attack should be condemned on the strongest terms by everyone. He said that they have been closely monitoring the developments since receiving information regarding the attack.
Courtesy: Republic World.