- Title: Sikhs hold special prayers in India for people stuck in Afghanistan
- Date: 27th August 2021
- Summary: SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA (AUGUST 26, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF SIKH SHRINE DEVOTEE CHANTING PRAYERS PRIEST FANNING 'GURU GRANTH SAHIB'- HOLY BOOK OF SIKHISM DEVOTEE CHANTING PRAYERS SECRETARY OF SHIMLA GURUDWARA SINGH SABHA, SARDAR SEWA SINGH OFFERING PRAYERS AS HE STANDS WITH ANOTHER DEVOTEE VARIOUS OF DEVOTEES STANDING WITH FOLDED HANDS AS THEY OFFER PRAYERS DEVOTEE BOWING DOWN AND TAKING BLESSINGS/DEVOTEE CHANTING PRAYERS PRIEST CHANTING PRAYERS (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) SECRETARY OF SHIMLA GURUDWARA SINGH SABHA, SARDAR SEWA SINGH, SAYING: "The initiative by the government of India and Sikh organisations, that they have brought the members of the Sikh community to India and also three copies of 'Guru Granth Sahib' (holy book of Sikhs) have been brought with respect. We thank the Indian government for this."
- Embargoed: 10th September 2021 13:20
- Keywords: Afghanistan India Kabul New Delhi Shimla Taliban evacuation prayers
- Location: SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH/NEW DELHI/BHOPAL, MADHYA PRADESH/JAMMU, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH/NEW DELHI/BHOPAL, MADHYA PRADESH/JAMMU, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ES212DR
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- Story Text: Sikhs in India offered prayers at shrines to pray for people stuck in Afghanistan and thank the government for bringing back citizens and three copies of 'Guru Granth Sahib' their holiest book, some of the last left in the trouble-torn country after Taliban took over.
Prayers were chanted as devotees worshipped in New Delhi on Friday (August 27), northern Shimla, Jammu, and central Bhopal cities for safe return of the members of the community still stuck in Afghanistan.
This comes as the dreaded militant outfit Taliban entered Kabul on August 15 after rapidly taking over much of the country, prompting chaotic scenes at the airport as crowds scrambled to escape.
India has been carrying out evacuations of Indian nationals, Afghan among others from Afghanistan.
However, a blast outside the gates of Kabul airport as one Islamic State suicide bomber killed 85 people including 13 U.S. soldiers has raised security concerns.
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