Jizya

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Jizya

A tax historically imposed on non-Muslims living in under Islamic law. The jizya was levied on a per capita basis and formed a major source of state revenue in some Muslim societies. In exchange for paying the jizya, non-Muslims were not required to pay zakat.
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Sikhs traders are living in fear because they are being asked to pay jaziya (a tax paid by minority religious group), and those who refuse, are killed.
Jaziya Bint Mohammad Al Shubaiki, a Saudi researcher, noted that the Saudi government is keen on combating poverty among women.
The members said that the Sikhs living in the areas have been paying Jaziya to the Talibans for a very long time and the respective government of the area didn't do anything concrete to ensure elief from such inhuman acts of the Taliban.