Sunday, September 25, 2022
HomeIndiaSixty Afghan Sikhs prevented from flying to India, SGPC seeks centre intervention

Sixty Afghan Sikhs prevented from flying to India, SGPC seeks centre intervention

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan had restricted the departure of the holy books out of Afghanistan as they cited scriptures as the heritage of the country.

Published on

Amritsar: A group of sixty Afghan Sikhs who were to leave for India on September 11 were stopped by Taliban from taking the Guru Granth Sahib with them.

It is learnt that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan had restricted the departure of the holy books out of Afghanistan as they cited scriptures as the heritage of the country.

Following this, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Thursday condemned the move and asked the centre to intervene.

Also Read: Cheetahs to travel empty stomach for 16 hours, here’s why

Terming it a direct interference in the religious affairs of Sikhs, SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami sought intervention of the Prime Minister and Ministry of External Affairs.

Dhami said that the Sikhs in Afghanistan were leaving the country because “they are not safe and when the Sikhs do not stay in the country, then who will take care of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji?”

The SGPC chief also appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and stop the Afghanistan government from taking decisions against the Sikhs.

Also Read: 13-yr-old minor girl kidnapped, drugged, raped for 2 days in Hyderabad; 2 arrested

“Around 60 Afghan Sikhs were scheduled to land in New Delhi on September 11, but they could not. The reason is that the Afghan culture ministry refused to facilitate the departure of the religious scriptures out of Afghanistan for reasons best known to them,” President of Indian World Forum, Puneet Singh Chandhok said on Wednesday.

The officials of the Ministry informed the Sikh community in Kabul that an objection has been made by their Ministry of Information & Culture, thus conveying a ban on departure of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji out of Afghanistan until and unless the restricting ministry conveys its clearance, said Chandhok.

Read More :- Latest India News
Click Here – Download The News 24 App

Get Breaking News First and Latest Updates from India and around the world on News24. Follow News24 and Download our - News24 Android App. Follow News24 on Facebook, Telegram, Google News.

Latest articles

IND W vs ENG W: Team India wins last match; Jhulan Goswami makes this record by taking two wickets

New Delhi: Jhulan Goswami bid farewell to international cricket in the third ODI between...

Solution to globalisation is decentralisation, says Jaishankar

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has stated that the solution to globalisation...

BPCL signs MoU with Brazil’s national oil firm to diversify oil sourcing

New Delhi: Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), a state-run oil refiner, announced on Saturday that...

‘Chun chun ke maarenge…’: BJP MLA Nitesh Rane reacts on ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans

Mumbai: Demanding a ban on Popular Front of India (PFI), BJP MLA from Maharashtra...

More like this

IND W vs ENG W: Team India wins last match; Jhulan Goswami makes this record by taking two wickets

New Delhi: Jhulan Goswami bid farewell to international cricket in the third ODI between...

Solution to globalisation is decentralisation, says Jaishankar

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has stated that the solution to globalisation...

BPCL signs MoU with Brazil’s national oil firm to diversify oil sourcing

New Delhi: Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), a state-run oil refiner, announced on Saturday that...