There was a latest spurt of assaults on Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan by terrorists on the behest of their “exterior supporters” and India has been offering crucial 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 primarily based on present 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 provide them citizenship, Mr Srivastava famous that the query comes in opposition to the backdrop of Nidan Singh Sachdeva, a Sikh group chief of Afghanistan who was kidnapped in Paktia province final month, and launched from captivity on Saturday.
“There was a latest spurt of assaults on the Hindu and Sikh communities in Afghanistan and these assaults have been achieved by terrorists on the behest of their exterior supporters,” Mr Srivastava stated, in an obvious reference to Pakistan.
“We now have been receiving requests from the members of those communities. They need to transfer to India, they need to cool down right here, and regardless of the continued COVID scenario, we’re facilitating these requests,” he stated.
The Indian Embassy in Kabul is offering them crucial visas to come back right here and as soon as they attain right here, their requests shall be examined and acted upon primarily based on present guidelines and insurance policies, Mr Srivastava stated.
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