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Gurdwara Karte Parwan

Interior of Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul

Karte Parwan Gurdwara in the Karte Parwan section of Kabul, Afghanistan, is one of the main Gurdwaras in the region. Gurdawara means the Gateway to the Guru, and is a place of worship for Sikhs.

There were thousands of Sikhs living in Kabul before the Soviet-Afghan War and Afghan Civil War (1992-96). Many of them fled among the Afghan refugees in the 1980s and 1990s to India and neighboring Pakistan.[1][2][3] After the US invasion in late 2001, some of them decided to return. As of 2008, there are estimated 2,500 Sikhs in the Afghanistan.[4]

Recent developments

The road outside the Gurdwara has been widened prior to 2009 and the two rows of buildings and the courtyard of the Gurdwara have been reduced in size.


See also


  1. ^ Magnier, Mark; Baktash, Hashmat (25 July 2013). "No home for Afghanistan Sikhs". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan's Sikhs feel alienated, pressured to leave : Neighbours, News". India Today. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ Sengupta, Pallavi (12 June 2015). "Afghan-Sikhs count their days in Afghanistan". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ AP (10 June 2015). "Afghanistan's Sikhs feel alienated, pressured to leave". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 December 2015.