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WSO Delighted to Welcome First Afghan Sikh & Hindu Families to Canada

WSO Delighted to Welcome First Afghan Sikh & Hindu Families to Canada

WSO President Mukhbir Singh said today, “the arrival of the first Afghan Sikh and Hindu families to Canada is a proud moment for our community and a tribute to the vision and efforts of Manmeet Singh Bhullar.

First Afghan Sikh & Hindu Families to Canada

Manmeet saw a community in desperate need and despite the odds, found a way to help them. The WSO is proud to have been a part of the team that has been working on this project with Manmeet and his family since 2015.

We thank the Government of Canada for their assistance in this process and look forward to the expeditious processing of the Afghan Sikh and Hindu refugee applications still in queue.

While the arrival of these first families is an important milestone that we are celebrating, we also know that there are approximately 1000 Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan today in very desperate straits and who are facing severe religious persecution and continue to plead for assistance.

We must ensure that urgent steps are taken to help them as well.”

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