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Capt Amarinder urges Sushma to ensure safety, security of Sikhs in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Thursday, 19 July 2018 (11:53 IST)
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain has urged External Affairs Minister to take all possible steps to ensure the safety, security and well-being of settled in Afghanistan.
     

In a letter to the Minister, Capt Singh expressed concern at the recent bombings in Kabul, besides the earlier series of terror attacks in Afghanistan, that had left many Sikh families adversely affected.
  
The Chief Minister urged the Minister to advise the concerned officials in MEA, as well as the Indian High Commission in Afghanistan, to ensure the safety and security of Sikhs in the war-torn country.
  
Measures aimed at security, relief and rehabilitation of violence -affected Sikh families in needed to be pursued at the level of in order to ensure justice to them, said the Chief Minister in his letter.
  
The Chief Minister pointed out that about 40 families had migrated to Ludhiana from Afghanistan in 2012, of which 20 had returned but the remaining were still in Ludhiana. The issues concerning these families also needed to be attended on priority, said Capt Singh, adding that this was essential so that the simmering discontent in the community about the fate of these families could be addressed.
  
He urged a humane approach in resolving the problems of these Sikh families and requested the Union Minister to intervene on an urgent basis.(UNI)
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