Hinduism Teachings

Sikhs describe remedy below Taliban


(15 Nov 2001)
1. Hindu/Sikh purchasing avenue – pans proper
2. Shopkeeper sitting inside store
3. Lady with out burqa shopping for items
4. Nails on sale at store – tilts as much as shopkeeper
5. Mid shot of avenue with passers by
6. Merchants at store
7. Shut-up of packet items on show
8. SOUNDBITE: (Urdu) Guraudwara, vox pop store keeper
“There was stress on us and our faith from the Taliban. They ordered us to put on yellow garments.”
9. Shut-up of Northern Alliance soldier on tank with flowers
10. Large shot of tank in busy avenue
11. Sikh males and boys strolling alongside quiet avenue – pans left as males enter temple
12. Shut-up of man at gate of temple looking – tilts as much as signal on gate
13. Man washing toes earlier than getting into temple
14. Shut-up of toes washing – tilts as much as face
15. Large inside shot of temple with Sikhs seated
16. Shut-up of seated males
17. Shut-up of man’s fingers – tilts as much as face
18. Large shot of temple inside – pans proper
19. Large exterior shot of interior courtyard
20. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Grasp Aztar Singh, grandhi (priest)
“Whereas the Taliban had been in energy, the folks had been below immense stress. They insisted that we put on yellow cloth and girls needed to cowl themselves from head to toe. Spiritual police had been torturing us. We couldn’t simply come to phrases with their doctrine. Now, we’re completely delighted that the Alliance has entered Kabul. We’re safe.”
21. Man speaking to kids on avenue
22. Man and lady with out burqa on rooftop
23. Man strolling alongside avenue
Life for Kabul’s Hindu and Sikh communities has returned to a point of normality after the departure of the Taliban from the Afghan capital.
Customers had been out in power on Thursday in a busy purchasing avenue in a combined Hindu and Sikh space of the town.
One lady was seen shopping for items with out the all-encompassing burqa of former days.
A shopkeeper spoke of the hardship skilled below the austere codes enforced by the Taliban’s spiritual police, which included the requirement that Hindus and Sikhs put on yellow badges to differentiate them from the Muslim majority.
Sikhs on Thursday continued with their worship at a Kabul temple.
The grandhi – or priest – spoke of the group’s bodily torture by the hands of the Taliban and his delight that the arrival of the Northern Alliance had introduced the group security.

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