‘Help us reunite with our families in Delhi,’ Afghan Sikhs and Hindus urge Indian govt – Times of India

AMRITSAR: Sikhs and Hindus residing in Kabul and Jalalabad cities of Afghanistan held separate conferences in gurdwaras on Friday to ponder their future plans in wake of their stalled companies, joblessness, and inflation underneath the brand new Taliban regime in the nation at the same time as they proceed to carry out spiritual providers in their locations of worship.
According to sources separate conferences had been held at gurdwara Kart-e-Paarwan, Kabul, and gurdwara Nanak Darbar, Jalalabad, following which the Sikhs and Hindus of Afghanistan issued appeals on social media urging the Indian authorities and spiritual management to rearrange for his or her evacuation on the earliest in order that they might be with their remaining members of the family, principally residing in Delhi.
In one of the movies, an aged Sikh man is heard interesting to the Indian authorities and Sikh management to return to their rescue. He says that male heads of as many as 40 families had been residing in Kabul and their members of the family together with their elders and kids had been residing in Delhi on refugee standing.
“We used to typically come to Afghanistan to do companies or labor work however the state of affairs in Afghanistan has modified past our expectation since August 15 (when Taliban took management of the nation) and we’re unable to journey again to India, some of our members of the family are sick in Delhi and we should be with them on the earliest,” said an elderly Sikh Afghan national.
In another video, a Sikh from Jalalabad says that after the cancellation of their visas by the Indian government, they had applied for e-visas but they were still awaiting visa issuances. He said they had urged the Indian government as well as Indian Sikh leadership to help them so they could return to India and join their families.
TOI talked to a Sikh leader of Kabul who, on condition of anonymity, informed that there were around 210 Sikh and Hindu men, women, and children in Afghanistan who wanted to fly to India as soon as possible.
“We don’t have businesses, there are no jobs, we are scared to live especially after armed men storming the gurdwara in recent past and abduction of a member of minority community, we wish India government issues e-visas to us so we could fly to Delhi via Iran,” he said.
Meanwhile, in another video, a group of Sikhs is seen installing nishan sahib at gurdwara Har Rai Sahib, Kabul. The Sikh leader of Kabul informed that they had replaced the old nishan sahib with the new one adding that a few Sikhs who didn’t have any relatives in India would stay back in Afghanistan to continue to perform the daily religious services.


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