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“with the applications of Ukrainian refugees having been processed in record time. It goes without saying that when Sikhs previously asked for a similar special program for Afghan Sikhs over the past seven years they were told by government officials and decision-makers that it was impossible. We now know that was a blatant lie.

Afghan Sikhs are literally dying in Afghanistan or suffering amidst bureaucratic limbo in India. They do not have full rights or access to basic services in India as refugees. They have been waiting for years for their applications to Canada to be processed. Canadian Sikhs are willing to pay for all the expenses of these refugees, all we need is the barest amount of political will to save their lives. ”

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