US Sikhs seek White House intervention in evacuation of Afghanistan Sikhs, Hindus

US Sikhs seek White House intervention in evacuation of Afghanistan Sikhs, Hindus

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 26

US Sikhs have met with White House representative over the issue of evacuation of Afghanistan Sikhs and Hindus.

Dr Rajwant Singh, co-founder of the National Sikh Campaign (NSC) and chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, along with Gurwin Singh Ahuja, co-founder of the NSC, apprised key White House officials of the Sikh community’s concerns about the fallout of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Evacuate them

We will like the American troops to assist the Sikhs to be evacuated from the Kabul airport as the Indian Air Force is ready for the task. —Dr Rajwant Singh, National sikh campaign co-founder

“We conveyed that the Sikh community will be ready to assist the Biden administration if the Sikhs and Hindus are evacuated to the US. We are thankful to the Indian Government for stepping in and evacuating the first batch of Sikhs and Hindus from Afghanistan. We would like the American troops to assist the Sikhs to be evacuated from the Kabul airport as the Indian Air Force is ready for the task.”

They also reminded the White House officials that the Canadian Government had offered to accept many Sikh refugees from Afghanistan.

The US Sikhs were concerned about the impact on the community in the US of the images of gun-wielding Taliban. “Hate groups are ready to exploit these situations to create havoc on racial and religious minorities in the US,” he said.

Cite Canada offer to take refugees

They also reminded the White House officials that the Canadian Government had offered to accept many Sikh refugees from Afghanistan.

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