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  1. Tejwant Singh

    Explainer: Who Are The Afghan Sikhs?

    Explainer: who are the Afghan Sikhs? 20 August 2014, 3.59pm BST Jasjit Singh Postdoctoral Research and Impact Fellow at University of Leeds The recent discovery of 35 men, women and children in a shipping container at Tilbury docks in Essex is shocking for many reasons. Few had known that...
  2. spnadmin

    S Asia Afghan Attack Targets Indian Mission

    Afghan Attack Targets Indian Mission Video and story http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23558930 Suicide bombers have targeted the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing at least nine civilians. Three bombers drove up in a car before detonating their...
  3. Tejwant Singh

    Islam American Muslim Chaplain Finds New Role In Ministering To Afghan Troops

    American Muslim chaplain finds new role in ministering to Afghan troops Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 By Jay Price | McClatchy Foreign Staff MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — In many ways, the war in Afghanistan is one of ideas, of narrative, of whose story is credible, says U.S. Army...
  4. spnadmin

    S Asia Afghan Sikhs Are Pushed To The Brink

    Afghanistan Sikhs, Already Marginalized, Are Pushed to the Brink in Afghanistan By Mark Magnier and Hashmat Baktash http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jun/10/world/la-fg-afghanistan-sikhs-20130611 KABUL, Afghanistan — Outsiders may have trouble distinguishing between the turbans worn by...
  5. Harry Haller

    UK Afghan Interpreters Finally Given Visas

    Aghan interpreters finally given visas The Ministry of Defence has at last agreed that its Afghan interpreters should be allowed to escape the danger and violence of Britain's streets and go back to the safety of Afghanistan. "it's just too dangerous here," said one frightened intrepreter...
  6. spnadmin

    Controversial Painful Payment For An Afghan Debt: A Daughter

    Painful Payment for Afghan Debt: A Daughter, 6 by Alissa J. Rubin http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/world/asia/afghan-debts-painful-payment-a-daughter-6.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130401& Please be sure to read the Editor's Update in the following article...
  7. spnadmin

    Afghan's Only Sikh MP Recounts Her Struggles

    Afghan's Only Sikh MP Recounts Her Struggles http://newindianexpress.com/nation/article1464425.ece About a decade ago, Anarkali Kaur Honaryar was forced to leave her government job due to her religion. Now, she is a member of Afghan Parliament’s upper house, involved in nation-building for...
  8. spnadmin

    S Asia With Help, Afghan ‘Honor’ Victim Inches Back

    By ALISSA J. RUBIN http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/world/asia/doctors-and-others-buck-tradition-in-afghan-honor-attack.html?hp JALALABAD, Afghanistan — It is doubly miraculous that the young woman named Gul Meena is alive. After she was struck by an ax 15 times, slashing her head and...
  9. spnadmin

    S Asia Afghan Women's Lives At Risk

    Afghan women still face imprisonment for so-called moral crimes such as adultery or running away from home The Afghan government has announced it is to take over the running of women's shelters despite concerns from human-rights groups that such a move could put lives at risk. The safe...
  10. Admin

    Islam Mutilated Afghan Girl Aisha Gets New Nose

    The Afghan girl featured on a controversial Time magazine cover in the US has been given a new prosthetic nose. Aisha told Time her nose and ears had been cut off - with the approval of a Taliban commander - by her abusive husband as punishment for running away. The front cover generated...
  11. Chaan Pardesi

    S Asia Sikhs Living On The Afghan Pak Frontier

    Sikh settlements on the Afghan- Pak frontier have existed since the times of Guru Nanak and founding of the Sikh religion.The claim Sikhs only came with General Hari Singh Nalwa's Forces is unfounded.Although admittedly, more Sikhs started comming as well from the eastern plains of the Punjab in...
  12. spnadmin

    Politics 2 Sikhs In Afghan Poll Fray, Want To Be First Elected Non-Muslims

    Election campaign posters plaster Kabul’s traffic circles these days but one face stands out. Of a Sikh. But he is not the only Sikh candidate in the fray — there is another, a woman. Pritpal Singh Pal and Anarkali Kaur Honaryar are running for positions in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga, the...
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    General Afghan Sikhs: Forgotten Victims

    Afghan Sikhs: forgotten victims | Nushin Arbabzadah | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk Few people outside Afghanistan are aware of the Afghan Sikh community: a little-known, inconspicuous religious minority whose mass exodus from Afghanistan began with the coming to power of the mujahideen in...
  14. spnadmin

    S Asia Afghan Hindus And Sikhs Grapple With An Uncertain Future

    By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - They thrived long before the arrival of Islam in the seventh century and for a long time dominated the country's economy, but Sikh and Hindu Afghans now find themselves struggling for survival. "We have no shelter, no land and no...
  15. Vikram singh

    Sikh News Brief History Of Afghan Sikhs

    By Jagmit Singh Kabul, Afghanistan – The recent beheading of Sikhs by the Taliban in Peshawar, bordering Afghanistan, has reminded the community of the hardships they face on both side of the Pakistan, Afghanistan border today. Two Sikhs men were reportedly beheaded by the Taliban in the FATA...
  16. spnadmin

    S Asia Pakistan's Army Takes Control Of Al-Qaeda Cave Network On Afghan Border

    Pakistan's Army takes control of al-Qaeda cave network on Afghan border Pakistan's Army takes control of al-Qaeda cave network on Afghan border - Times Online Zahid Hussain, Damadola Pakistani forces have taken control of a warren of caves...
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    General Life Is Hellish For Afghan Sikhs

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2007/20070928/main5.htm Life is hellish for Afghan Sikhs Pratibha Chauhan Tribune News Service Kabul, September 27 Persecuted by an increasingly hostile local community, a few thousand hapless Sikhs left behind in Afghanistan, have now been forced to...
  18. Admin

    Sikh News India Moving Towards Full Integration Of 8,500 Afghan Refugees (New Kerala)

    India moving towards full integration of 8,500 Afghan refugees (New Kerala) http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/search/sikh/SIG=11vgo26qi/*http%3A//www.newkerala.com/news4.php?action=fullnews&id=20689 Array Wed, 13 Sep 2006 04:44:42 GMT Kolkata, Sep 12: India is successfully moving towards...
  19. Admin

    Sikh News Hopes Of Afghan Christians (BBC News)

    Hopes of Afghan Christians (BBC News) http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/search/sikh/SIG=11u0q1bcn/*http%3A//news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/south_asia/4865818.stm Array Wed, 05 Apr 2006 12:11:48 GMT Tom Coghlan reports on how the case of convert Abdul Rahman has brought Afghanistan's...
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    Islam Suicide Bomber Strikes Afghan Mosque (The Sacramento Union)

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan—A bomb from a suicide attacker tore through a mosque during Wednesday’s funeral for a Muslim cleric opposed to the Taliban, killing at least 20 people, and the local governor said an al-Qaida-linked militant was responsible. The dead included the police chief of the...
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