Regret Discriminatory Behavior in Afghanistan: Second VP
Kabul: Afghan Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh said that he regrets Senator Anar Kalay Honaryar’s remarks about discrimination against Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan and is ashamed of what had happened to this part of the country’s society.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Recently, Anar Kalay Honaryar spoke tearfully at the Ibn Sina International Award ceremony about discrimination against Hindus and Sikhs in the country, as well as her own experiences of facing discrimination and discriminatory treatment. The Ibna Sina International Award was presented to Anar Kalay by the Afghanistan Institute for Strategic Studies.
“Upon hearing your trembling voice and seeing your tears, we all wept and trembled and were ashamed of what happened to you and your peers,” second VP #Danesh said.
Sarwar Danesh said that Anar Kalay’s bitter experience is the narrative of a majority of the people of this country and called her tears “the tears of all the oppressed, deprived and angry on earth”.
The second vice-president went on to say that anyone who thinks of discrimination is far from serving God. Sarvar Danesh wrote to Anar Kalay Honaryar and said, “We are all proud of your high human thinking and pure patriotism. Afghanistan is the common land of all its citizens, including our #Muslims_and_Hindus.”
The Second Vice-President stated that a common and lasting struggle is needed to establish justice, peace, eradication of discrimination, oppression and violence.
He expressed hope that a day would come when no Afghan citizen would taste the bitter taste of discrimination and shed tears.
Honaryar’s remarks about discrimination against the Hindu and Sikh community in Afghanistan have provoked widespread reactions on social media. Many have sympathized with Honaryar and criticized the discrimination against the country’s Sikhs and Hindus.