The discovery of people believed to be Afghan Sikhs in a shipping container in Essex highlights the persecution faced by the minority, a British Sikh group has said.
Bhai Amrik Singh, chair of the Sikh Federation (UK), said
It is a disgrace the persecution of the tiny minority of Sikhs from Afghanistan has largely been ignored and it takes an incident like this to remind us all that they are also being exploited by human traffickers.
The uncle of dead Afghan immigrant Meet Singh Kapoor says he wanted a better life for his children. Instead his children watched him die.
ITV News has spoken to the translator police used after 35 Afghan Sikhs, including 13 children, were found in a boat in Tilbury Docks.
ITV News has obtained exclusive footage of people, believed to be Afghan Sikhs, being released from a shipping container at Tilbury Docks.