Randhawa condemns vandalism at Kabul Gurdwara Urges Prime Minister to raise matter with UN.

CHANDIGARH, October 6:

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today condemned the vandalism in the historic Gurdwara Karte Parwan Sahib in Kabul by the Taliban extremists, saying the Taliban had eventually shown their true colours.

In a statement issued here today, he said, the worst fears have started coming true, as the Taliban have started showing their true colours by way of complete intolerance towards the minorities leading to their intimidation and destruction of their religious places.

The Deputy Chief Minister appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the matter at the United Nations level. He said, since India did not have any diplomatic relations with Afghanistan, the country should use the good offices of the UN and other international organisations to ensure that the minorities and their religious places are not harmed there.

S.Randhawa also condemned Anas Haqani, the younger brother of the Afghanistan Interior Minister Sirajudin Haqani of the ‘Haqani Network’ terror organization, for praising and glorifying Mahmud Ghaznavi for attacking and destroying the historic Somnath Temple in India.

“With such a parochial and puritanical mindset of the Taliban, it will be impossible for the minorities to survive in Afghanistan”, he observed, while adding that steps need to be taken to evacuate the minorities from that country and providing them shelter in India.