India expresses concern over reports of vandalism of Gurdwara in Kabul
The incident took place on Tuesday when unidentified heavily armed Taliban fighters entered the Gurdwara
India has expressed its concern over reports of vandalism of Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul by a group of unidentified heavily armed Taliban fighters.
“This obviously raises concern not just for India but the entire world too. It is very important that the international community continues to insist on the fulfillment of goals outlined in the UNSC resolution 2593, which articulates and guides the collective approach of the global community towards Afghanistan,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said during a weekly press briefing on Thursday.
As per media reports, a group of unidentified heavily armed Taliban fighters on Tuesday entered Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul and vandalized the holy shrine and took several people under their custody.
Earlier, Nishan Sahib--Sikh holy flag was removed by the Taliban from the roof of a Gurdwara in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province.
The Gurdwara, located in the Chamkani area of Paktia, was once visited by Guru Nanak.
After the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, the minorities in Afghanistan are being subjected to targeted killings, violence, and discrimination based on their religious and ethnic identity.
The MEA Spokesperson said the UNSC resolution 2593, adopted under India’s presidency, talks of ensuring that Afghan territory is not used for terrorist acts; it talks of safe passage, secure departure of Afghans and all foreign nationals from Afghanistan; it talks of human rights, including of women and minorities.
He further added that the UNSC resolution 2593 encourages all parties in Afghanistan to seek inclusive, negotiated political settlement.