Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Provides Accommodation To Afghan Sikhs

written by Diksha Kapoor | September 08, 2020

Around 200 families belonging to the Sikh community have arrived in India from Afghanistan. With no accommodation, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has arranged for their stay. “Close to 200 families have come here and are staying in gurdwaras. We are making arrangements for their accommodation till the time they do not get permanent citizenship. We are also providing them assistance in getting employment,” DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa said. He added that all the costs would be borne by the management committee. He also thanked the Central government, particularly Home Minister Amit Shah for facilitating visas for these families.

The ministry of external affairs recently announced that India has decided to facilitate the return of Afghan Hindu and Sikh community members facing security threats in Afghanistan to India. The decision comes after a terror attack at a gurdwara in Kabul’s Shor Bazaar in March killed at least 25 members of the community.

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