Indian-Americans condemn killing of a Sikh Devotee in Kabul
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Washington, DC (June 21, 2022) – The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) today unequivocally condemned the killing of a Sikh devotee in an attack on the Karteparwan Gurudwara, a Sikh temple in Kabul.
The brutal attack (claimed by Islamic State) happened on Saturday, June 18, when an explosives laden car tried to storm the temple complex leaving two dead (including a Taliban fighter) and injuries to seven others.
“This reprehensible attack violates the basic tenets of Islam and must be condemned in the strongest terms. Violence against innocent people in a house of worship is an attack on our collective humanity and common values,” said Syed Ali, President of Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) while expressing solidarity with the global Sikh community.”
The fact that this brutal attack was carried out against a community that is always at the forefront of serving people, irrespective of their faith reflects the deep inhumanity of the perpetrators.
IAMC has expressed its profound condolences toward the families of the victims and calls on the Afghan government to take immediate steps to ensure the safety of its minority communities.