Punjab Deputy CM condemns attack on Gurdwara in Kabul
Darpan News Desk IANS, 06 Oct, 2021 11:23 AM
Chandigarh, Oct 6 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa on Wednesday condemned the vandalism in the historic Gurdwara Karte Parwan Sahib in Kabul by extremists, saying the Taliban had eventually shown their true colours.
In a statement here, he said the worst has started coming true as the Taliban have started showing their true colours by way of complete intolerance towards the minorities leading to their intimidation and destruction of their religious places.
The Deputy CM appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the matter at the United Nations level.
He said since India did not have any diplomatic relations with Afghanistan, the country should use the good offices of the UN and other international organisations to ensure that the minorities and their religious places are not harmed there.
Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and other leaders met the family of deceased farmer Lovepreet at the Chaukhada farm in Palia at around 9 p.m. on Wednesday. They later met the family of journalist Raman Kashyap, who was also killed in violence.
9 persons, including four farmers, were killed in the violence that had erupted during a farmers' protest in Lakhimpur Kheri. A bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli will hear the matter on Thursday. The matter has been listed as 'violence in Lakhimpur Kheri (UP) leading to loss of life'.
Canadian MP Tim S. Uppal said he was shocked to learn about the brazen attack on protesting farmers. Another Canadian MP Ruby Sahota said she was heartbroken to learn about the violence directed at protesting farmers.
The demand made by citizens primarily mirrored their right to clean air and the right to breathe, underlining the reality that Punjab is home to some of India's most polluted towns, including Mandi Gobindgarh, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Khanna, and Patiala.
The case was assigned to the division bench of Justices A.G. Masih and Ashok Kumar Verma. Earlier, the case was being heard by the bench of Justices Rajan Gupta and Ajay Tewari but the latter recused himself from hearing the case on September 1.