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Sikhs in Afghanistan face an uncertain future

AAN

al-Jazeera/Hindustan Times, 26 February 2014 In a report about the situation of the Sikh minority in Afghanistan, AAN's Fabrizio Foschini is quoted from his dispatch on the same matter: Fabrizio Foschini of the Afghanistan Analysts Network said that without political power, Hindus and Sikhs have found themselves "in a competition for space and jobs at […]

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A Lost Opportunity? Hindus and Sikhs do not get a reserved seat in parliament

Fabrizio Foschini

On 14 December 2013, the Wolesi Jirga (WJ), the lower house of the Afghan parliament, rejected the presidential decree adding a reserved seat among its ranks for the Hindu and Sikh minorities. The debate showed a divided house, but the vote rewarded those pitted against this facilitation for the tiny minority. However, the tone and arguments used […]

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The Other Fold of the Turban: Afghanistan’s Hindus and Sikhs

Fabrizio Foschini

Recent efforts to reserve a seat in the Wolesi Jirga (the lower house of the parliament) for the Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan have rekindled some interest in this tiny religious minority. Included in the draft of the electoral law, the issue was rejected by the parliament in July, but has been re-enforced on 3 […]

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