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“Sikh minority are part of Afghanistan’s glowing history,” President Ghani

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KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a number of Sikh minority at the Presidential Palace the other day, his office said in a statement.
Representing the participants, Sandpal Singh and Charan Singh shared their problems and suggestions in terms of transferring their legal cases from other provinces to Kabul, prevention of lands’ usurpation around their temple in Kabul, solving their problem in receiving Afghanistan’s visa to those Sikh people who have also the second country’s citizenship, designation of a senator and advisor and other related issues, the statement further said.
Calling Sikh people part of the country’s prideful history, the president said they have been living in Afghanistan since long and have played effective role in the field of economiy, the statement continued.
He called inattention to address the Sikh people cases intolerable and instructed that all their legal cases should be transferred to Kabul or in consultation with attorney general and chief justice, a special section to be established to address their mentioned cases.
Furthermore, the president instructed the national security advisor, to chase the former president’s decree on distribution of 160 plots of residential lands to Sikh minority in eastern Nangarhar province and also prevent usurpation of their lands. Pointing at the problem of their corpses’ set ablaze, the president said try to find a way for this, the government is ready to financially support it, adding we would also decide about formation of an advisory office to Sikh people.
The Kabul Times

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