Former Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday described the dastardly attack on a sacred Gurdwara Sahib in Kabul, Afghanistan, as an “outrage against humanity”.
In a statement, Parkash Singh Badal said, “This dastardly and gruesome terrorist attack on innocent and devout Sikhs, in which at least 27 devotees lost their lives, is a blot on humanity’s face. The entire Sikh Jagat and mankind at large is feeling deeply aggrieved and outraged over this inhuman act.”
He also appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately intervene personally with the Afghanistan government and ask them to take effective steps to ensure the safety and security of all Sikhs living in that country. Also, Parkash Singh Badal has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the aggrieved families and has prayed to the almighty for peace to the departed souls and strength to the members of the affected families to bear this irreparable loss.
Shocked to learn about a ghastly terror attack at Gurdwara Sahib in #Kabul. I request EAM @DrSJaishankar ji to issue imm instructions to the Indian High Comm in Afghanistan to ensure the safety of our Sikh brethren trapped there. My prayers are with those subjected to the attack.
— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) March 25, 2020
Meanwhile, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal took to Twitter and wrote: “Shocked to learn about a ghastly terror attack at Gurdwara Sahib in #Kabul. I request EAM S Jaishankar Ji to issue immediate instructions to the Indian High Commission in Afghanistan to ensure the safety of our Sikh brethren trapped there. My prayers are with those subjected to the attack.”
My prayers are with Sikh brethren in #Kabul subjected to the barbaric attack while worshiping at Gurdwara Sahib there. I appeal to PM @narendramodi ji to take up the issue of safety of Sikh community with Afghanistan President @ashrafghani ji urgently.
— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) March 25, 2020
Meanwhile, she has requested EAM S Jaishankar and Home Minister Amit Shah to airlift Sikhs injured in Kabul Gurdwara attack along with their families to India for medical treatment. We are in touch with our brethren in Afghanistan & will try to do everything possible to ensure their safety and security.
Reacting to the same, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal took to Twitter and wrote: “My prayers are with Sikh brethren in Kabul subjected to the barbaric attack while worshiping at Gurdwara Sahib there. I appeal to PM Narendra Modi Ji to take up the issue of safety of the Sikh community with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Ji urgently.”