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February 2017

Second Sikhs-Muslim Cultural Dialogue

     Breaking trust and cutting inter-community connections are among the worst outcomes of war and instability, which might lead to chaos and social catastrophes; initiating cultural dialogues and cultural exchange are efficient tools in rebuilding trust and reviving connections among communities.

    Not centuries but just few decades ago, before the war, a huge number of Sikhs and Hindus were living in Afghanistan. They were forming around one to three percent of Afghanistan’s total population living in different cities including the capital Kabul and Jalalabad, Ghazni, Herat, Mazar, Kandahar and Lashergaah. But now the situation changed dramatically especially for religious and ethnical minorities such as Sikhs and Hindus. For those things went so bad and forced them to emigrate out of Afghanistan.

    For centuries, Sikhs and Muslims were living quite peacefully together in Nangarhar. They shared joys and were helping each other in good and bad situations, they were trusted and friendly neighbors.Read More »Second Sikhs-Muslim Cultural Dialogue