Friday, 16th November 2012 Kabul, Afghanistan
The dead body of Mrs Hari Kaur, resident of Shorbazar who passed away was taken to the Cremation Grounds in Qalacha-e-Ben-e-Hesar locality of Kabul for cremation. Residents of the neighbourhood where the Cremation Ground is located did not allow the cremation to take place.
Sikhs & Hindus once again demonstrated and only under Police protection and with Media attention the cremation took place at 4 PM local time. This is an on-going problem. Sikhs and Hindus along with their representatives and Afghan civilian government have yet to find a permanent solution to this pressing problem.
I was in Afghanistan last month where I was filming for my upcoming Documentary Film Mission Afghanistan. This documentary is yet to be released, but I have published a footage of the Cremation Ground of Kabul in light of this incident. This will give readers the idea and to understand the issues faced by minorities in some parts of Afghanistan.
Kabul Cremation Ground
Video report by BBC Pashto:
Photographs by Amandeep Singh, Kabul
Written by Pritpal Singh – The Dutch Sikh