KABUL, Afghanistan (November 21, 2012)–The dead body of Mrs Hari Kaur, resident of Shor Baazar who passed away was taken to the Cremation Grounds in Qalacha-e-Ben-e-Hesar locality of Kabul for cremation. Residents of the neighborhood where the cremation ground is located did not allow the cremation to take place.
Sikhs and Hindus once again demonstrated and only under Police protection and with media attention, the cremation took place at 4 PM local time. This is an on-going problem in Afghanistan. Sikhs and Hindus along with their representatives and Afghan civilian government have yet to find a permanent solution to this pressing problem.
Pritpal Singh, reporter, was in Afghanistan last month to film his upcoming Documentary Film “MISSION AFGHANISTAN“. This documentary is yet to be released, but a footage of the Cremation Ground which highlights this problem has been released. This will give readers the idea and to understand the issues faced by minorities in some parts of Afghanistan.