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Head of Sikh Community Lala Del Souz shot dead in Afghanistan due to issues related to Minority Community

The incident occurred at 9am in the Haji Gulistan Kochi Haman area of the city

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Afghanistan, Dec 29, 2016: The head of the Sikh community of the Kunduz city of Afghanistan, Lala Del Souz, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday in Haji Gulistan Kochi Haman area of Kunduz.

These incidents targeted against the minority community have forced them to leave the country.

According to the PTI report, Souz, a naturopath, surrendered to his injuries on the way to the hospital.

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Masoum Stanikzai, Security Chief of Kunduz, confirmed the incident and told media that 3 suspects have been arrested. He said that investigation will continue.

Del Souz’s uncle said that his nephew had no enemies. Five years ago, Del Souz was shot, but he survived. He said that the few remaining Sikhs of the Kunduz province will leave the place if the responsible are not brought to justice.

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In October, another Sikh, Sardar Rawail Singh, was abducted from his house and gunned down in the Nangarhar province bordering Pakistan.

Del Souz’s killing has produced an outcry in the social media. Hundreds of people have condemned the incident and many have sent condolences to his family.

After the collapse of Kunduz province to the Taliban, many Sikhs have left the area. Del Souz had moved his family to India. He was staying in a Dharamshala with his Uncle.

Once, there were about 40 Sikh families in the Kunduz province. Now, only 3 families live there.

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According to UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, after Taliban launched an offensive to take over the region in October, more than 30,000 civilians have left the Kunduz province.

According to PTI, about 99 percent of Hindus and Sikhs have left Afghanistan in the past three decades. In the 1980s, the population of Hindus and Sikhs was numbered 220,000. Now, only 1,350 Hindus and Sikhs are left.

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Pashtun activist Farhat Taj exposes dirty nexus between Pakistan army and terrorists

It is no surprise anymore than Pakistan army has been committing genocides in Pashtun and Baloch areas, Farhat Taj, Pashtun human rights activist further exposed how Pakistan army is supporting terrorists in their evil plan

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In a shocking video, Pashtun human rights activist, Farhat Taj, research fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Research, University of Oslo, and a member of Aryana Institute for Regional Research and Advocacy exposed the dirty nexus between Pakistan army and terrorist organisations such as Taliban.

Pakistan army is time and again accused of committing genocidal crimes against Pashtun and Baloch civilians. Since last few years we have been seeing how Baloch and Pashtun activists became vocal against atrocities committed by Pakistan army on their soil. There are more than 30 million Pashtuns worldwide coming together for a free Pashtunistan. Farhat Taj also confirms in her video about Pakistan state sponsoring extremism, raising terrorists and brainwashing Pashtun children to manufacture “jehadi fighters”.

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Umar Daud Khattak, Mission Commander, Pashtunishtan Liberation Army, said “Unity of Pashtuns across the imposed Durnad Line is an immense need of the time. Pashtuns are oppressed under Pakistani genocidal occupation, they displaced, killed, bombarded, their homes and villages are bulldozed, chemical weapons are used against them. Until now about 2 million Pashtuns are displaced by Pakistan Army and have killed about 200,000. It is mind-boggling numbers. Loy Afghanistan Movement is a good effort for political, diplomatic and social plateform for uniting Pashtuns across the Durand Line and restore the natural geography.”

Pakistan, a fake state fuelling terror for a long time is now getting backlash in home. The world now acknowledges that Pakistan is a failed state, the world now shares the grief of Baloch, Pashtuns and sindh people, its high time for the world to stand together against the manufacturer of terrorism, Pakistan. Pakistan army which is supposed to fight terrorism are actually the one raising terrorist, army person in day shift is a Talib in night shift. This is the state of affairs in Pakistan. I do hope that civil society of Pakistan will come forward and protest against such a failed state and barbaric military which is involved in genocide. Pakistan needs more of Tarek Fateh and Farhat Taj if they want to prosper as a progressive nation rather than an extremist centre of terrorism.

– by SHAURYA RITWIK, Shaurya is Sub-Editor at NewsGram and writes on Geo-politcs, Culture, Indology and Business. Twitter Handle – @shauryaritwik