Days after a suicide bomb blast killed at least 19 persons, including 13 prominent Sikh leaders, in Jalalabad of Afghanistan on July 1, a group of local artists in Kabul paid tribute to the victims by painting a huge mural of one of them, Rawail Singh, with his daughter, in the heart of the capital city. The deceased also included prominent Sikh leader and social worker Awtar Singh Khalsa who was running for parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, representing minorities.
Islamic State (ISIS) later claimed responsibility of the deadly attack targeting the minorities Sikhs and Hindus.
Omaid Sharifi, co-founder-cum-president of ArtLords, told The Indian Express over phone, “This mural of Rawail Singh with his daughter has been painted on the wall of the office of the Governor of Kabul, which is in the heart of the city. The text on his mural says ‘You are not going to heaven, you have killed my kind father.’ We have written the text in Urdu, English, Dari and Pashto so that it reaches everyone here.”