After 99% Sikhs Flee Country, Afghanistan to Re-Build Sikh Gurdwaras and Hindu Temples

After several decades of religious intolerance in Afghanistan, the government has decided to rebuild Hindu Temples and Sikh Gurdwaras in an effort to be inclusive.

The Afghan government revealed a 650,000 dollar plan in the budget which is allotted to rebuild the religious sites of Sikhs and Hindus the finance ministry announced.

The vast majority of Gurdwaras are in Kabul with many in the outskirts provinces of Nangarhar, Paktia, and Ghazni.

Afghanistan for the past 30 years have persecuted the religious minorities which led to most of the 220,000 Sikhs to flee the country.

The number of Hindus and Sikhs was 220,000 in the 1980s and reduced to a mere 15,000 in the 90s.

The current figure state that about 99% of Sikhs and Hindus have fled the country and some claim only a handful of families currently reside in the country.

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