Source: Khaama Press
By GHANIZADA – Wed Aug 14, 11:19 am
Afghan president Hamid Karzai on Tuesday met with the representatives of Hindu and Sikh minorities in Afghanistan, and vowed to take practical actions to resolve their issues.
Deputy council chief for Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan, Rawel Singh said that this was the first time they have met with the president of Afghanistan during the past 10 years, and president Hamid Karzai has vowed to take immediate actions to assure equal rights for the Hindus and Sikhs of the country.
Mr. Rawel Singh further added that their main issues include deletion of dedicated seat for Hindus and Sikhs from Afghan parliament, lack of cremation site, lack of residential houses, confiscation of their properties and security of their religious places.
He said, president Hamid Karzai vowed to resolve all the issues within the next one month and will hold another meeting with Hindus and Sikhs representatives to follow up on the issues.
The presidential palace media office following a statement also said that the issues of Hindus and Sikhs minorities will be discussed during the cabinet of ministers meeting.
The statement further added that the president Hamid Karzai assured the Hindus and Sikhs representatives of Afghanistan that they have equal rights as compared to the other citizens of the counry.
Presidential palace in it’s statement also added that the government of Afghanistan is keen to pave the way for the repatriation of other Hindus and Sikhs of the country by resolving the current issues.