The last two holy religious scriptures of Sikhism (Saroops) of the Guru Granth Sahib arrived from Afghanistan’s Kabul in Delhi on Wednesday. The two Scriptures were carried out by three Afghan Sikhs from Kabul to New Delhi by a non-Scheduled Kam Air flight.
Six Holy Scriptures were successfully flown into New Delhi on August 24, 2021, and December 10, 2021, in two groups. These were transported on a particular evacuation flight of Afghan Sikhs from Kabul.
Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, bringing back the symbols of faith and heritage associated with Sikhism has been going on continuously. As a result, the last two versions of Guru Granth Sahib were brought to Delhi, ANI reported.
On September 11, 2022, the four copies of the holy scriptures of Sikhs and 60 delegations were supposed to deliver to New Delhi but were refused permission by the Taliban-led Afghan government.
Officials from the foreign ministry of Afghanistan stated that unless an official confirmation letter from the Afghan Culture and Information Ministry was not issued, the scriptures could not be allowed to be taken out of Afghanistan, the Tribune reported.
After the intervention of the government of India and talks between the two governments, the two holy books were delivered to New Delhi in a non-scheduled Kam Air flight organized by Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee.
Since the Taliban led-government took control of power in the country, most Afghan Sikhs feel threatened in Afghanistan. As a result, the Indian government support them with the e-visas to leave the country.