Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday urged External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar to bring stranded Sikh families back from Afghanistan to India.
Captain Amarinder Singh said in a tweet: “Dear Dr. S Jaishankar, there are a large number of Sikh families who want to be flown out of Afghanistan. Request you to get them airlifted at the earliest. In this moment of crisis, it’s our bounden duty to help them.”
Earlier, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal took to Twitter and wrote: “Concerned about the safety and security of our Sikh brethren in Afghanistan, I have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji to take up the matter with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and make immediate arrangement to airlift all those willing to return to India.”
Sukhbir Singh Badal also appealed to the Prime Minister to directly intervene at the highest international level to ensure the safety of Sikhs not only Afghanistan but in all sensitive countries where the Sikhs can be targeted.
“It is a very delicate situation and the country needs to operationalize all diplomatic channels to ensure the safety and security of Sikhs abroad,” said Badal in his letter to the PM.