Afghanistan’s Hindu and Sikh communities

Afghanistan’s Hindu and Sikh communities Hidden in plain sight, on a poorly lit busy road, the exteriors of the Asmayee temple are deceiving – a plain, old building that could easily be confused for any other building in Kabul. In contrast, the mosque next door stands out with its beautiful, intricate architecture. The call for... Continua »
gennaio 2, 2017

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Calls for justice in India

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Calls for justice in India Rights groups aim to build pressure on government to ensure justice for victims of deadly attacks on the Sikh minority. “Get up and crawl back into the train quickly. If they notice that you’re alive, you’ll be stoned to death.” Sixty-four-year-old Satpal Singh, a pharmacology professor at the University of Buffalo... Continua »
ottobre 9, 2016

Are Sikhs minority in Punjab? Supreme Court to adjudicate

Are Sikhs minority in Punjab? Supreme Court to adjudicate From an interesting article of Times of India: Are Sikhs minority in Punjab? Supreme Court to adjudicate It may sound ridiculous at first blush, but the Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine whether Sikhs were a “minority group in homeland Punjab” — saying it had far reaching importance and consequences.... Continua »
gennaio 19, 2016

Inside the tiny Afghanistan’s Sikh community

Inside the tiny Afghanistan’s Sikh community Afghanistan’s once thriving Sikh community is facing extinction. Official census figures do not exist, but according Rawali Singh, deputy head of the Afghanistan Sikh and Hindu Community Council, about 40 years ago, an estimated 50,000 Sikh and Hindu families lived in Afghanistan. That number has shrunk to around 363 families,... Continua »
gennaio 11, 2016