Let us break the shameful silence against the painful fate of our Sikh and Hindu compatriots by struggle and resistance! (2)
The most noble and decent of Afghan minorities, the Sikhs and Hindus, have yet again suffered another painful bloodshed. On July 1st, 2018, while the whole Jalalabad city was on high alert due to a visit from Ashraf Ghani – even hotels were cleared of guests and shops were forcibly shut down – 19 people, including 17 of our Sikh and Hindu compatriots, were martyred and 10 others wounded, in a suicide bombing. The heinous massacre took place in front of the governor’s office where they had gathered to meet Ashraf Ghani. The puppet president had made false promises to examine their cases of property-grabbing by local warlords and powerful figures. According to eye witnesses, the representatives of the Sikh community had repeatedly contacted Hayatullah Hayat, governor of Nangarhar, asking him to allow them into the office, but despite Ghani’s remarks about the high security risks that day, they were made to wait for hours outside, until they were slaughtered in that horrifying manner.
Source: The Solidarity Party of Afghanistan