A worshiper at a small Sikh community Temple was killed, including a security guard and an unidentified assailant.
This is the last remaining Sikh Temple in Kabul.
Leaders of the Sikh community in Afghanistan recently estimated that only 140 Sikhs out of a population of 100,000 remained in Afghanistan in the 1970s.
India, which has the largest Sikh population in the world, said it was "deeply concerned" by the news of the attack.
Anarkali Honaryar; a former member of the Sikh and Hindu community in parliament also wrote in response to attack: "Afghan Hindus and Sikhs are the main inhabitants of this land. A number of compatriots have said that due to the new relations between Kabul and Delhi, Hindus and Sikhs are being targeted. She said we are from Afghanistan not India and without visa India will not allowed us to live in India but still some people say that we are from India.
Ms. Honaryar seems to be right. The Sikhs and Hindus of Afghanistan, like other social and religious groups in the country, are from Afghanistan. They should have equal rights to live in their homeland. They should never be attributed to this or that neighboring country or region because of their religious affiliation or ethnicity, and should not be repressed or removed under these names.
Eventually all ethnic and religious groups will come to the conclusion that Afghanistan is the common home of all people and no one should be expelled for their religion, creed or ethnicity or deprived of the right to a safe, secure and peaceful life in their country.
However, the bloodthirsty hands that work behind such attacks do not want this belief to become commonplace in order to bring all sections of the Afghan people together under one big umbrella called the common homeland. This is one of their most important goals.
In this particular case, another political motive is involved in the attack on the Sikh and Hindu minorities, and that is to prevent the establishment of close and friendly relations between the current government of Kabul and New Delhi.
An Indian mid-level delegation recently arrived in Kabul to assess the security situation and hold talks with Islamic Emirate officials. Returning from Kabul, the delegation reported that security had improved and that the Taliban were ready to engage with the world.
Subsequently, it was reported that India was evaluating the possibilities and grounds for the limited reopening of its embassy in Kabul and the resumption of some of its political and economic contacts with the Taliban; A development that undoubtedly benefits both sides; But apparently there are parties who suffer from this relationship; Because, on the one hand, it helps to stabilize the Taliban's position in the world, and on the other hand, it leads to the end of the proxy war of the warring powers on the land of Afghanistan, and thus strengthens the security of the country.
With this in mind, the recent attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul has once again raised Indian concerns about Afghanistan's security and raised doubts about the Taliban's ability to ensure security; this was evident in the reaction of the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to this event.
Given the recent developments and the desire of both sides to establish direct relations, perhaps this event will not prevent the resumption of Kabul-New Delhi relations; but it undoubtedly warns of the danger that powerful hands are working behind the scenes to prevent these relationships from taking shape and developing. Therefore, similar events in the future are not unexpected; especially with the intention that countries should not rely on the Taliban's security commitments; because the current situation proves that such obligations are meaningless and they cannot provide security.
However, as Anarkali Honaryar rightly points out, the sad thing is that innocent people are always the victims of the negative rivalries of terrorist mercenary groups and rival regional and global powers; this is while the Hindus, like the Sunnis, Shiites, etc., are the citizens of this land and they should have the obvious right to live in their homeland. They do not represent any regional power and should not be the victims of bloody attacks in the name of other countries.