New York, March 26, 2020: The World Sikh Parliament has condemned the terror attack on a gurdwara in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday.
“Our prayers are with those who have been the victims of the evil, for their loved ones and survivors to be in eternal high spirits. We understand that detailed information is not yet certain as to the motives or identity of the perpetrators, the World Sikh Parliament demands the government of Afghanistan and authorities in Kabul place the most stringent possible security measures around the remaining Sikh community hubs and Gurdwara's across the country,” the World Sikh Parliament press release said.
Joga Singh, Speaker, World Sikh Parliament said, “It should be the highest priority of the local authorities and national government to investigate, prosecute and punish those involved in the planning and executing of such a vicious and heinous criminal attack and will be expecting to see movement and action toward such at the earliest possible opportunity.”
World Sikh Parliament said it has confidence in the Afghan government and authorities that they will take all the necessary steps to ensure safety and wellbeing of the Sikh community.
At the same time it appealed to Sikhs around the world to help in any which way they can to support communities in all countries where they are subject to harassment and persecution.