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Particular flight carrying 55 Afghan Sikh refugees arrives in India

Bibliometric Details: Issue No: 9 | Issue Month:September | Issue Year:2022

A abnormal flight carrying 55 Afghan Sikh minorities fleeing from Afghanistan arrived in India at Unusual Delhi airport on Sunday, as a phase of efforts to evacuate the distressed minorities within the Taliban-led nation.

Global President of World Punjabi Organisation and Punjab Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, Vikramjit Singh Sahney got the Afghan refugees who arrived at the Indira Gandhi Airport this day.

A abnormal flight operated by Ariana Afghan with a bunch 315 used to be organised by the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandak Committee, Amritsar in coordination with the Indian World Forum and the Authorities of India to evacuate these Afghan minorities. “The 55 households that had been stranded in Kabul, Jalalabad bear arrived safely in Delhi this day. I am thankful to the Indian executive to facilitate e-visas. We are capable of rehabilitate them within the “My family My accountability” programme.” Punjab MP Vikramjit Singh Sahney stated.

Sahney is running a programme “My family My accountability” beneath which 543 Afghan Sikhs and Hindu households are being rehabilitated in West Delhi by providing them with all companies and products.

He stated, “We are already rehabilitating 543 households by providing them with monthly household expenditures, rental lease and clinical companies and products, and the rehabilitation of these of us will seemingly be a phase of the same programme.”The Afghan refugees thanked the Indian executive and Prime Minister to supply pressing e-visas and safely evacuating them.

An Afghan Sikh, Baljeet Singh, who returned on the same flight, stated, “The condition is no longer very nicely in Afghanistan. I was imprisoned for four months. Taliban bear cheated us, they butchered our hair in penal advanced. I am thankful and chuffed to attain reduction to India and to our faith. There are 11-12 of us left within the help of who will additionally return quickly, I hope.”

“We would possibly well well clutch to thank the Indian executive to present us pressing visas and again us to attain India. We are 55 households who bear arrived here this day, but many of us aloof bear households left within the help of as around 30-35 of us are left stranded in Afghanistan. They’ve been issued visas from the Indian executive, but it indubitably is their desire now if they’re looking out out for to attain reduction or no longer,” Sukhbeer Singh Khalsa, one other Afghan Sikh refugee stated. Mansa Singh, a sevadar at Kabul gurdwara stated, I would clutch to thank the Indian executive and PM Modi to facilitate with e-visa and again us return to India. Moreover, I would clutch to thank Vikramjit Singh Sahney and Puneet Chandowk and all diversified organisations who made this a hit; hence, we returned safely.”

“The topic of Afghanistan is no longer hidden, we bear attain here for the safety of our youngsters, and bustle the Indian executive to evacuate our diversified 30 brothers who are left within the help of in Afghanistan,” he added. The Sikh refugees told that there are aloof some 30-35 Afghan Sikhs who are stranded in Afghanistan, and stated that the executive has equipped them e-visas but it indubitably is their very bear clutch to lift reduction. On being asked about the final Sikh nationals in Afghanistan, the AAP MP Sahney stated that they are the sevadars and others within the service of gurudwaras, the Indian executive is attempting to evacuate them as nicely.

“The final Afghan Hindus and Sikhs within the country are sevadars and these within the service of gurudwaras, the Taliban has suggested to allow them to bear there asserting that these gurudwaras are a phase of nationwide heritage. However the executive is in talks with the Taliban to evacuate the final Sikh and Hindu nationals, and we can hopefully bring them reduction to their country,” the AAP MP stated.

He thanked the executive of India and all diversified organisations who helped to invent the mission a hit. “On story of the Taliban took over the country topic is no longer beneath management, and an evacuation job used to be underway. The Authorities of India played a major feature and held talks with the Taliban to evacuate the Sikh nationals. We are working as a family and would clutch to thank your total teams and organisations who bear helped on this,” Sahney stated.

Indian World Forum has coordinated and facilitated humanitarian evacuation for more than 300 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs put up the regime commerce in Kabul.68 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs bear arrived till date after the attack at Gurudwara Karte Parwan in Kabul. SGPC is bearing the airfare for the same.

On August 3, a minimal of 30 Afghan Sikhs together with young of us and infants, arrived in Delhi by a non-scheduled industrial flight from Kabul, operated by Kam Air.On July 14, a total of 21 Afghan Sikhs, together with an little one, had been evacuated from Kabul to Unusual Delhi on Kam Air, the very top personal Afghan airline.

There had been about 700 Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan in 2020, but number of them left the country following the Taliban’s takeover on August 15, 2021.Four Saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib aloof remains in Afghanistan. Attributable to a shortage of cooperation from the native administration in Kabul, the same couldn’t be transferred to India as per religious protocol.

Ever On story of the Taliban took over Afghanistan, there has been a series of attacks on Sikhs. On June 18 this one year, Islamic Verbalize Khorasan Province (ISKP) attacked Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul which claimed the lives of about 50 of us.In October, last one year 15 to 20 terrorists entered a Gurdwara within the Kart-e-Parwan District of Kabul and tied up the guards.

In March 2020, a lethal attack took house at Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Gurudwara in Kabul’s Instant Bazaar location whereby 27 Sikhs had been killed and several other had been injured. Islamic Verbalize terrorists claimed accountability for the attack. 

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