After a recent terror attack on a Gurudwara in Kabul, the Indian government has reportedly granted e-visas to more than 100 Sikhs and Hindus living in Afghanistan. According to the sources, “More than 100 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus have been granted e-visas by India, on priority, post the attack on gurudwara in Kabul… the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in India has granted these visas on priority to these people.”
Gurudwara Karte Parwan, located in the Bagh-e Bala neighborhood in Kabul, was terror attacked with several blasts on Saturday early morning. The attacks had left two dead, including an Afghan Sikh national. Another person killed in the attack was a member of the Islamic Emirate forces, informed the spokesperson of the Afghanistan Interior Ministry.
The incident of the attack on Kabul’s Gurudwara witnessed a strong criticism from India. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in his tweet regarded the attack as “barbaric” and prayed for the safety of the devotees.
“Shocked by the cowardly terrorist attack against the Karte Parwan Gurudwara in Kabul. I condemn this barbaric attack, and pray for the safety and well-being of the devotees,” he tweeted.
The Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar took to Twitter and condemned the incident by calling it a “cowardly attack on Gurudwara”.
“The cowardly attack on Gurudwara Karte Parwan should be condemned in the strongest terms by all. We have been closely monitoring developments since the news of the attack was received. Our first and foremost concern is for the welfare of the community,” the Foreign Minister tweeted.
Meanwhile, the responsibility for this terrorist attack on Gurdwara in Kabul was claimed by Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP). Stating the attack to be in response to the insult of Prophet Muhammed by ex-spokesperson of BJP Nupur Sharma, the ISKP said that ‘Abu Muhammed al Tajiki’ undertook the attack as revenge for the insult of the Prophet.