The number of Sikhs in Afghanistan declines at the last active temple remaining in Kabul


The caretaker of Kabul’s Cartepal Wanguldwara Temple was the last Sikh temple in the capital and still holds regular prayers. Investigate the cave hall where the crowd once gathered for worship. In the 1970s, Afghanistan’s Sikh population was 100,000, but decades of conflict, poverty and intolerance have left almost everyone in exile.