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 shall 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 stated. Mr Sirsa stated he took up the problem of bringing to India the remaining Hindu and Sikh households from Afghanistan and the ministry assured him that 600 individuals whose record is prepared shall be given visas inside per week.
“India will challenge visas to all remaining Hindu and Sikhs households to repatriate them as quickly as attainable. This assurance was given to the DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa right here at this time,” the assertion stated.
Mr Sirsa claimed that the ministry has assured him that the Hindus and Sikhs shall be issued “long run” visas.
These ignored can apply for visa and can get the identical as quickly as they’ll apply, the assertion stated.
“We are going to be certain that these Hindu and Sikh households ignored in Afghanistan are introduced right here,” Mr Sirsa stated thanking the federal government and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
Eleven members of Sikh and Hindu communities from Afghanistan who had been allegedly “persecuted” there reached Delhi”s IGI airport on Sunday.
Mr Sirsa stated he additionally took up the problem 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 problem, 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 stated.