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Monday, July 18, 2011

Sikh Discrimination in Afghanistan

When the Mujahideen came to power in 1992, Sikhs were nearly forced into exile. Known for their religious intolerance, the Mujahideen marked the Sikhs as rich and undeserving to stay in Afghanistan. Sikhs naturally became a people to be ridiculed, so they decided to acquit their homes for a better future.

But most people who follow the struggles in Afghanistan rarely touch on this point. Sikhs have made their home in Afghanistan for centuries, and deserve to be simply Afghans rather "Sikh Afghans." They are as native to Afghanistan as any Muslim is.

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