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Punjab heavyweights condemn blasts at Gurdwara in Kabul

By Shgun S -- June 18, 2022 2:46 pm -- Updated:June 18, 2022 2:46 pm

Chandigarh, June 18: Several political leaders in Punjab and across India have condemned the terrorist attack on the premises of Gurdwara Karte Prawan in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan on Saturday morning.

According to reports, the explosions and gunfire at Gurdwara claimed two lives.

As per the local media, at least two blasts were reported near the Gurdwara in Kabul's Karte Parwan area this morning. The authorities informed that no group has claimed responsibility for the incident.

Following the tragic incident, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Ministry for immediate assistance to ensure the safety of minorities in Kabul.

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"Strongly condemn the attack at Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul. Have heard reports of shots being fired at devotees, I'm praying for everyone's safety. I urge PM @narendramodi ji and @MEAIndia for immediate assistance to ensure the safety of minorities in Kabul," Punjab CM said on Twitter.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sukhbir Singh Badal also urged the Prime Minister and EAM Jaishankar to ensure the security of Sikh families in Afghanistan on Saturday.

"Strongly condemn the ISIS attack on Gurdwara Karte Parwan, Kabul. While praying for the safety of all present in Gurdwara, I urge PM @narendramodi and EAM @DrSJaishankar to take up the matter with the Afghanistan government and ensure security of all Sikh families and their religious places," Badal tweeted.

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Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also expressed grief over the incident and tweeted, "Deeply concerned to hear about the news of an attack at a Gurdwara Sahib in Kabul, Afghanistan. Praying to Waheguru Ji for the safety of all the devotees and citizens stuck inside the premises. Urge the MEA to look into this matter and ensure the safety of all devotees. @DrSJaishankar."

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Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national spokesperson Raghav Chadha on Saturday stated that the Sikh community has become most vulnerable to such deadly attacks after the Taliban took over Afghanistan.

"Disturbing news emanating from Kabul where militants have attacked Karte Parwan Gurdwara Sahab. The Sikh community has become more vulnerable to such deadly attacks after the Taliban took over. Indian Government must ensure the safety and successful evacuation of our Sikh brothers or sisters under seizure," Chadha said on Twitter.

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Following the attacks, Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for the External Affairs Ministry, said in a statement, "We are deeply concerned at the reports emanating from Kabul about an attack on a sacred Gurdwara in that city. We are closely monitoring the situation and waiting for further details on the unfolding developments."

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-PTC News

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