Following the Kabul attack, SGPC President Advocate S. Harjinder Singh announced that the SGPC will cover the airfare of Afghan Sikhs travelling to India.
In the aftermath of the heinous terror attack on Kabul’s Gurdwara on June 18, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Advocate S Harjinder Singh extended his support to Afghan Sikhs on Tuesday.
Due to the current situation in Afghanistan, Singh announced that the SGPC committee will cover the costs of air tickets for Sikhs who wish to visit India.
The SGPC president has also urged India’s government to allow Sikhs living in Afghanistan to return to India immediately so that they can continue to live in a peaceful environment.
The attack is being blamed on the ISKP.
ISKP, an offshoot of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), claimed responsibility for the three-hour attack on the Karte Parwan Gurdwara on June 18, in which three people were killed and many others were injured.
The ISKP claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming that it was carried out by ‘Abu Mohammed al Tajiki,’ who used a car bomb, four IED devices, submachine guns, and hand grenades.
An explosive-laden vehicle attempted to barge into the Dharamshala premises, according to a Taliban statement, but it was stopped before entering.
Attack on a Gurudwara in Kabul
On Saturday morning, alarming reports emerged from Kabul, claiming that ISIS-Khorasan terrorists had entered the city’s Gurdwara Karte Parwan. The attack began at 7:15 a.m. in Kabul (8.30 am India time). The ambush also resulted in the wounding of at least two Taliban soldiers.
According to recent reports, all ISIS-Khorasan terrorists who attacked Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul, Afghanistan, have been defeated. When the attackers entered the Gurdwara, about 25-30 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs were gathered for morning prayers. Only about a tenth of the devotees had managed to flee.
On Saturday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) condemned the “cowardly” attack on a Gurudwara in Kabul, Afghanistan. “We are deeply concerned by reports from Kabul that a sacred Gurudwara in that city was attacked.
We’re keeping a close eye on the situation and waiting for more information about what’s going on “Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, issued a statement.