Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sikhs in Pakistan pay Rs.20 mn to Taliban

The minority Sikh community Wednesday met the Taliban demand in return for 'protection' in Orakzai Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the Daily Times reported.

The Taliban then released Sikh leader Sardar Saiwang Singh and vacated the community's houses. The militia announced that the Sikhs were now free to live anywhere in the area.

'They also announced protection for the Sikh community, saying no one would harm them after they paid jizia. Sikhs who had left the agency would now return to their houses and resume business,' an official said.

Maybe US can have similar arrangements for H-1B slaves. We pay some jizia and are left alone - "no one would harm them after they paid jizia".

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