Sikh community leader shot dead in Afghanistan

Sikh, community leader,Kunduz, Afghanistan, Lala Del Souz, Haji Gulistan Kochi Haman

Sikh community leader Lala Del Souz  was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday  in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

Lala Del Souz, the Sikh community leader was shot dead at around 9 am at Haji Gulistan Kochi Haman area of Kunduz Tolo News channel has said.

This is the second target killing this year which has come to light.

Kunduz breathed his last while he was being taken to a local hospital. As per reports merely 3 Sikh families live in Kunduz now .

Tolo News says that 99% of Hindus and Sikhs were forced out of Afghanistan after Pakistan-backed radical group Taliban took over. It has also said that while earlier Hindus and Sikhs were in good financial condition, now they live in acute poverty.

Under Taliban minorities like Hindus and Sikhs were forced to wear a yellow stripe or other markings to distinguish them from the Muslim population however, even after Taliban relinquishing many parts, they remain active, thriving on locals who see them as a potent Islamic force. has reported the woes of the minorities.

A Hindu man seeking asylum in Germany is facing deportation, while a Sikh man Rawail Singh was murdered this October, triggering an outcry among the minorities which are leaving the nation in droves. But where will they go to? That is the big question.

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