Religious persecution of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan has decimated a population that once numbered in the hundreds of thousands and has now dwindled to under 5000. On March 25, 2020 a terrible terrorist attack took the lives of 25 worshippers while they prayed in a Sikh Gurdwara in the heart of Kabul.
As your Member of Parliament I will always be vocal in my support for vulnerable religious minority communities. Religious freedom is an issue that is close to my heart, both at home and abroad.
I am committed to advocating for a special program to allow direct private sponsorship of vulnerable minorities. I believe that our refugee system must be flexible and effective, ensuring that the most vulnerable from ALL communities are able to apply for refugee status on equal footing. We need to remove delays and roadblocks which frustrate and hold back private sponsors.
Let me know if you agree!