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World Punjabi Organisation urges Amit Shah to evacuate Hindu, Sikh families from Kabul

The organisation said that it was ready to do the needful for the rehabilitation of those who would come from Afghanistan

By Rajan Nath -- August 14, 2021 2:05 pm -- Updated:August 14, 2021 2:10 pm

Afghanistan Taliban Conflict: Amid the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, the World Punjabi Organisation urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to evacuate 257 Afghan Hindu and Sikh families from Kabul.

The International President of the World Punjabi Organisation Vikramjit Singh Sahney said, in a statement, that it was the need of the hour to bring the Afghanistan-origin Sikhs and Hindus safely to India as their lives are in grave danger.

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The organisation said that it was ready to do the needful for the rehabilitation of those who would come from Afghanistan. It would also provide them training for job-oriented courses free of charge, the statement said.

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Last year, Sahney had sent three chartered flights to evacuate 500 Hindu and Sikh families from Kabul, Ghazni and Jalalabad, and other areas of Afghanistan.

Likewise, Sahney thanked the Union Home Minister Amit Shah for granting long-term visas to those who had already come to India. He also requested him to grant them citizenship under the Citizenship Amendment Act enacted last year.

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Amid conflict between the Afghanistan and Taliban, the Taliban has completed their sweep of the country's south. They have taken over four more provincial capitals gradually encircling Kabul.

Reportedly, insurgents are now holding half of Afghanistan's 34 provincial capitals and control more than two-thirds of the country.

-PTC News

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