NEW DELHI—The ashes of Afghan 12 Sikh leaders and a Hindu leader, who were killed in a suicide bomb attack on July 1 in Afghanistan’s eastern town Jalalabad, were brought to India in a special air ambulance on July 19. Beside it, the six injured Sikhs were also brought for providing them ailment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Names of the six injured Afghan Sikhs brought to India for medical treatment are as follows:
- Satpal Singh
- Gurmeet Singh
- Manjit Singh
- Maninder Singh
- Narinderpal Singh
- Ravinder Kaur
Grief stricken Afghan Sikhs enshrined in India received the ashes and injured Sikhs at Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi) along with SAD president Sukhbir Badal, SGPC president S. Gobind Singh Longowal, DSGMC president S. Manjit Singh GK, DSGMC general secretary S. Manjinder Singh Sirsa and other leaders on this occasion.
Sikh24 has learnt that the ashes of Afghan Sikh leaders will be placed at Gurdwara Guru Arjan Dev Ji in New Mahabir Nagar (Delhi) for two days and then will be submerged at Gurdwara Kiratpur Sahib in Punjab.
With the help of Indian Foreign Ministry, a special arrangement has been made for the treatment of injured Afghan Sikhs at AIIMS.
It may be recalled here that 12 Afghan Sikh leaders, including the upcoming parliamentarian S. Avtar Singh Khalsa was killed in a suicide bomb attack at Jalalabad on July 1. Even after three weeks of the incident, there is no clarity about the perpetrators of this inhumane carnage. Initially, it was being suspected that the ISIS committed carnage of the Afghan Sikh leaders, but later, unconfirmed reports had surfaced over social media that the land mafia orchestrated the attack on Afghan Sikh leaders with an eye on the land owned by the Sikh shrines there.