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Sikh man shot dead in Afghanistan, evokes massive protest by the minority Sikh community

Sikh man shot dead in Afghanistan evokes massive protest by the minority Sikh community pardesi news 1475469088

In Afghanistan's restive Nangarhar province bordering Pakistan, a Sikh man was kidnapped from his home and gunned down by suspected militants.

Sardar Rawail Singh, who lived in Jalalabad, was reportedly abducted from his house On Sunday (2nd October) morning by the Islamic militants wearing military fatigues. He  was later killed in Khalis Famil area.

The incident has triggered a massive protest by the minority Sikh community who staged a demonstration by placing the body of Singh in front of the provincial governor's house in Jalalabad and demanded the arrest of the killers. They accused security forces of negligence in arresting the killers and asked the government to bring to justice the killers as soon as possible. Darbhajan, a friend of Singh, said the minority community's "homes are being occupied, we are threatened and our friend was mercilessly killed but no one came to our help".

Later, the deputy governor Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal met the protesting Sikhs and tried pacifying them. He said a case has been filed and a manhunt launched to nab the culprits. 

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