Batch of 30 Afghan Sikhs arrives in Delhi; still 110 left in Afghanistan

Evacuation of Afghan minorities to India continues in the wake of rising religious persecution in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

IANS

New Delhi, August 3  

A batch of 30 Afghan Sikhs, including men, women, and children, arrived in Delhi from Kabul on Wednesday as evacuation of Afghan minorities to India continues in the wake of rising religious persecution in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

These Afghan nationals arrived from Kabul on board Kam Air Flight number 4401.

30 Afghan Sikhs arrived from Kabul, Afghanistan, to New Delhi on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Indian World Forum president Puneet Singh Chandok informed that still there were 110 Sikhs left in Afghanistan while 61 e-visa applications were pending with the Indian government.

Earlier, 32 Afghan Sikhs were evacuated from Kabul.

Sikhs' single largest representative body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has borne their airfare.

He informed that the evacuees would proceed towards Gurdwara Sri Guru Arjan Dev, Tilak Nagar, New Delhi.

"They are likely to be rehabilitated by the World Punjabi Organisation, Sobti Foundation, and other social organisations," said Chandok.

Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan are being continuously attacked by different terrorist organisations and in the past year, the number of attacks has increased leaving the community petrified.

Kabul's Gurdwara Kart-e-Parwan has repeatedly been vandalised and bombed making their (Sikhs) stay unsafe in Afghanstian.

 

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