There was a current spurt of assaults on Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan by terrorists on the behest of their “exterior supporters” and India has been offering needed visas to members of those communities who need to come, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated on Thursday.
MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated as soon as those that need to come and settle in India arrive within the nation, their requests shall be examined and acted upon based mostly on current guidelines and insurance policies.
Requested about how India is facilitating Sikhs and Hindus from Afghanistan wanting to come back and have been there any plans to offer them citizenship, Mr Srivastava famous that the query comes towards the backdrop of Nidan Singh Sachdeva, a Sikh neighborhood chief of Afghanistan who was kidnapped in Paktia province final month, and launched from captivity on Saturday.
“There was a current spurt of assaults on the Hindu and Sikh communities in Afghanistan and these assaults have been carried out by terrorists on the behest of their exterior supporters,” Mr Srivastava stated, in an obvious reference to Pakistan.
“We’ve been receiving requests from the members of those communities. They need to transfer to India, they need to calm down right here, and regardless of the continuing COVID scenario, we’re facilitating these requests,” he stated.
The Indian Embassy in Kabul is offering them needed visas to come back right here and as soon as they attain right here, their requests shall be examined and acted upon based mostly on current guidelines and insurance policies, Mr Srivastava stated.
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