Afghanistan: Taliban vandalises Kabul's Karte Parwan Gurdwara and arrests individuals.
Afghanistan: Taliban vandalises Kabul's Karte Parwan Gurdwara and arrests individuals.

According to news agency ANI, a group of unidentified heavily armed Taliban officials raided Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul on Tuesday, destroyed the holy temple, and took numerous people into prison.

“From Kabul, I’ve got worrisome reports. Unidentified Taliban officials with heavy weapons have entered Kabul’s Gurdwara Karte Parwan “President of the Indian World Forum, Puneet Singh Chandhok.

“Members of the Gurdwara community have been detained. According to residents, officials have damaged the Gurdwara’s CCTV cameras and are deliberately vandalising the Gurdwara “Chandhok went on to say.

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Meanwhile, local Gurdwara management is hurrying to the scene, and the exact number of officials and people present in the area is yet unknown.

The Karte Parwan Gurdwara is located on the outskirts of Kabul. The Taliban had already removed the Nishan Sahib – the Sikh sacred banner – from the roof of a Gurdwara in eastern Paktia.

Guru Nanak once paid a visit to the Gurdwara in Paktia’s Chamkani neighbourhood.

Since the Taliban assumed power of Afghanistan, minorities have been subjected to targeted killings, brutality, and discrimination based on their religious and ethnic identities.

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