DSGMC welcomes first batch of Sikhs from Afghanistan, will try to bring all Sikhs by end of Aug, says Sirsa

New Delhi, July 26, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)

The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and the Shiromani Akali Dal welcomed first batch of Sikhs from Afghanistan at Delhi Airport today. After facing huge harassment at the hands of Taliban these Sikhs have come to settle down in India.

Disclosing this to the media on the occasion, the DSGMC President Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa and General Secrtary and President of the Delhi unit of the SAD Mr. Harmeet Singh Kalka disclosed that the DSGMC will provide shelter to these persons.

They said that next batch of 70 Sikhs will be coming in next few days followed by another batch of 125 Sikhs. They said that they have a list of 600 Sikhs who will be coming and they are trying to bring all the Sikhs from Afghanistan by the end of the August. They said that they have made arrangement for their stay in Sarais of Gurudwara Sahib of the DSGMC will help them settle down in India.

Both the Sikh leaders thanked Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah and Food Processing Industry Minister Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal for their untiring efforts to bring these Sikhs to India.

Those who arrived today included Nidan Singh, Makand Lal, Sunmeet Kour, Balender Singh, Charan Kour Singh, Balwan Kour Singh, Gorjeet Singh,Malmeet Kaur, Mandeep Singh, Ponam Kaur and Parwin Singh. A man which was abducted in Afghanistan and was reunited with the family when the Sikh community had taken up this matter at International level also was part of delegation which arrived today.

Describing their life in Afghanistan, these persons disclosed how they were tortured mentally and physically by the Taliban and other radical elements and nobody was there to help them.

They said that beef was being sold in front of Mandir at different places and they were highly disturbed with their lives there. They said that they are thankful to Indian Government and Mr.Sirsa particularly who helped to bring them in India to settle down.

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