A Group Of Hindus, And Sikhs Being Brought Back To India From Afghanistan

A Group Of Hindus, And Sikhs Being Brought Back To India From Afghanistan

Since August, India has evacuated over 500 stranded individuals from Afghanistan when Kabul was taken over by Taliban fighters.

New Delhi: A special chartered flight from Kabul to India will flee with a group of Hindus, Sikhs will arrive on Friday. Both Indians and Afghans will be boarding the flight. They are also bringing back some Sikh and Hindu holy books from an old gurdwara and a Hindu temple in Kabul. The flight will take back about 90 Afghan nationals and medicines from India.

Around 110 stranded persons are being airlifted from the war-torn country.

Three Sri Guru Granth Sahib from historical Gurdwaras in Afghanistan and Hindu religious scriptures, including Ramanaya, Mahabharat, and Bhagavad Gita from the ancient 5th Century Asamai Mandir, Kabul are being brought back on the flight.

The Guru Granth Sahib will be taken to Gurdwara Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Mahavir Nagar and the Hindu religious scriptures will be kept at the Asamai Mandir in Faridabad.

The forum further said the Afghan nationals will be rehabilitated by the Sobti Foundation.

"The family of Mahram Ali, a local security guard who was killed during the terror attack in Gurdwara Guru Har Rai, Shor Bazar, Kabul is also being airlifted and will be rehabilitated by Sobti Foundation," the statement read.

Since August, India has evacuated over 500 stranded individuals from Afghanistan when Kabul was taken over by Taliban fighters.

Minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan told Parliament last week ministry officials were in contact with the Indians left behind.

IWF chief Chandhok thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the mission.

"I convey my deep gratitude to Shri Narendra Modi Ji and his team for their cooperation in ensuring safe and smooth passage for everyone. I also would like to thank in particular the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India especially Mr. J P Singh, Ms. Shweta Singh, and Dr. Sahil Kumar for their untiring 24x7 efforts," Chandhok said.

Earlier, six saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib were evacuated from the war-torn country and brought back to India. Sikhs consider Sri Guru Granth Sahib as their ‘Living Guru’ as it contains the teachings of ten Gurus of Sikhism, including the founder Guru Nanak Dev.

After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, India operated several special flights to evacuate its nationals and Sikhs and Hindus from the war-ravaged Afghanistan.


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