600 Stranded Indians In Afghanistan To Get Visas Soon: Sikh Committee

The Exterior Affairs Ministry assured the Sikh Committee of the repatriation course of. (Representational)

New Delhi:

Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Administration Committee (DSGMC) president Manjinder Singh Sirsa met Exterior Affairs Ministry officers and claimed that he had been assured that 600 Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan can be issued visas by India within the coming days.

A delegation led by Mr Sirsa met the incharge of Afghanistan and Pakistan desk of the ministry, JP Singh, a DSGMC assertion mentioned. Mr Sirsa mentioned he took up the difficulty of bringing to India the remaining Hindu and Sikh households from Afghanistan and the ministry assured him that 600 individuals whose listing is prepared can be given visas inside every week.

“India will difficulty visas to all remaining Hindu and Sikhs households to repatriate them as quickly as doable. This assurance was given to the DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa right here right now,” the assertion mentioned.

Mr Sirsa claimed that the ministry has assured him that the Hindus and Sikhs can be issued “long run” visas.

These omitted can apply for visa and can get the identical as quickly as they may apply, the assertion mentioned.

“We’ll be certain that these Hindu and Sikh households omitted in Afghanistan are introduced right here,” Mr Sirsa mentioned thanking the federal government and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

Eleven members of Sikh and Hindu communities from Afghanistan who have been allegedly “persecuted” there reached Delhi”s IGI airport on Sunday.

Mr Sirsa mentioned he additionally took up the difficulty of conversion of Shaheedi Asthan of Bhai Taru Singh at Lahore, which is a gurudwara, right into a mosque.

India on Monday lodged a powerful protest with Pakistan Excessive Fee over the difficulty, in accordance a spokesperson within the Ministry of Exterior Affairs.

Mr Sirsa was accompanied by DSGMC members Paramjit Singh Chandhok, Harvinder Singh KP, Jasmen Singh Noni and Gurdev Singh Bhola, the assertion mentioned.

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