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Afghanistan: Sikhs

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 160804, tabled on 4 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Afghanistan Government on the protection of Afghan Sikhs.

Answered on

9 July 2018

‚ÄčThe British Government condemned the 1 July attack on a group of Sikhs and Hindus in Jalalabad. On Twitter I described it as "a despicable attack on Afghanistan's historic Sikh and Hindu community". The UK regularly raises human rights issues with the Government of Afghanistan, including the need to protect the rights of all ethnic and religious groups in line with the constitution. As part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission, the UK supports the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces in its efforts to improve security for all communities in Afghanistan.

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