Feeling alienated in Afghanistan, Sikh community bonds in gurdwaras

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Once boasting as many as 100,000 members in the 1990s, Afghanistan's Sikh population, according to community leaders, has fallen to an estimated 2,500. AP Photo

Once boasting as many as 100,000 members in the 1990s, Afghanistan's Sikh population, according to community leaders, has fallen to an estimated 2,500. AP Photo

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The reason for the exodus: endemic societal discrimination in the majority Muslim country and an inability to reclaim Sikh homes, businesses and houses of worship that were illegally seized years ago. AP Photo

The reason for the exodus: endemic societal discrimination in the majority Muslim country and an inability to reclaim Sikh homes, businesses and houses of worship that were illegally seized years ago. AP Photo

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Sikhism and Hinduism are distinct religions, but many Afghans view both communities as non-Muslim foreigners. AP Photo

Sikhism and Hinduism are distinct religions, but many Afghans view both communities as non-Muslim foreigners. AP Photo

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Sikh community figures and analysts believe that intolerance for non-Muslims has grown as constant violence and upheaval has made Afghans wary of those they perceive as outsiders

Sikh community figures and analysts believe that intolerance for non-Muslims has grown as constant violence and upheaval has made Afghans wary of those they perceive as outsiders

UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2015 08:25 PM IST
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