In a major growth, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is anticipated to satisfy Afghan Sikh and Hindu group leaders and members.
For a lot of minorities, India has been a second residence, particularly for the reason that Taliban’s takeover of the nation final August. Below “Operation Devi Shakti” final yr India had evacuated a whole lot of stranded Indian nationals and Afghan minority group members from the nation.
Sikh teams in Delhi, leaders like Puneet Singh Chandok have been elevating the difficulty of the state of affairs of the Afghan minority group in India with the Indian authorities. In a letter to PM Modi, Chandhok, president of the Indian World Discussion board emphasised on urgent points like Indian citizenship for Afghan minorities, visas and upkeep of gurudwara in Afghanistan.
The letter seen by WION stated, “Authorities of India might think about and set-up a single-window facility particularly for Afghan minorities for processing their recent and pending purposes” on the subject of citizenship.
It has additionally advised recruitment of Afghan minorities in Indian armed forces, on the traces of recruitment of Nepali Gorkhas within the Indian Military. Some sort of announcement might be made after the assembly. India up to now has additionally introduced the Holy Guru Granth Sahib and essential Hindu scriptures from Afghanistan over fears of security after the Taliban’s takeover.
In the meantime, India might ship 50,000 tonnes of wheat as humanitarian help to Afghanistan subsequent week. The help shall be despatched over route via Pakistan territory on Afghan vehicles.
The ministry of exterior affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Thursday stated, “We’re dedicated to offering humanitarian help to the folks of Afghanistan. We’ve got stated this earlier than, we’ve shared details about the cargo of medicines and vaccines. The modalities for the cargo of fifty,000 tonnes of wheat by way of Pakistan are within the closing phases.”
The Indian embassy in Rome and the United Nations World Meals Program had formally signed an MoU on February 12 for the distribution of wheat to Afghanistan.