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Afghan Hindus have same rights in country: President Ghani

Updated: Jul 06, 2016 17:52 IST

Kabul, July 6 (ANI): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today said that Afghan Hindus have the same rights as any other Afghans citizens in the country and promised to address their issues.

After Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Presidential Palace, Ghani met the Hindu and Sikh community here.

" Hindus have the same rights as other Afghans. We will address their problems," Tolo News quoted him as saying.

His remark comes after reports indicated that close to 99 percent of Hindu and Sikh citizens of Afghanistan have left the country over the past three decades.

The remaining Hindu and Sikh residents despite facing problems said they are trying to continue with their lives in Afghanistan as they are optimistic about the country's future.

Meanwhile, Ghani praised the security forces for their efforts in ensuring security in the country.

"Afghan forces sacrifice their lives to ensure security of the country," Ghani said.

He reiterated that war has been imposed on Afghanistan.

The Afghan President also condemned the attack in Medina and called it an "insult to Islam and Muslims".(ANI)