The government of India reacted strongly to the abduction of Afghan Sikh Nedan Singh who was abducted from Paktia’s Tsamkani district.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Singh was a “leader of the Hindu and Sikh community of Afghanistan” and the attack on minorities was concerning.
“The targeting and persecution of minority community members by terrorists at the behest of their external supporters is a matter of grave concern.”
Srivastava said India was in touch with the Afghan government for ensuring the safety, security and well-being of the minority community in Afghanistan.
“We hope that the government of Afghanistan would be able to secure safe and early release of Mr Nedan Singh.”
A Sikh member of the Afghan parliament, Narinder Singh, had assured the community that he is helping to find the abducted man.