110 stranded Indians, Afghan Sikhs and Hindus flown to Delhi from Kabul

At least 110 stranded Indians and Afghan Sikhs and Hindus were flown to New Delhi from Kabul in a special flight chartered by the Indian government, said Puneet Singh Chandhok, President, Indian World Forum

Dec 10, 2021
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At least 110 stranded Indians and Afghan Sikhs and Hindus were flown to New Delhi from Kabul in a special flight chartered by the Indian government, said Puneet Singh Chandhok, President, Indian World Forum. He said that three Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and Hindu religious books are also being flown on the flight.

"The flight is repatriating the stranded Indian Citizens there and distressed Afghan Citizens belonging to Hindu and Sikh Community along with spouses of Indian Citizens in coordination with the Indian World Forum."

“It is a matter of pride that the three holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji from historical Gurdwaras in Afghanistan and Hindu religious scriptures including Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita from the ancient 5th Century Asamai Mandir, Kabul, are also being flown," Singh was quoted by UNI news agency as saying. 

He said the family of Mahram Ali, an Afghan security guard who was killed during the terror attack on Gurdwara Guru Har Rai, Shor Bazar, Kabul, was also facilitated and will be rehabilitated by the Sobti Foundation.

Chandhok conveyed his deep gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ensuring a safe and smooth passage for the Indian-origin people from Afghanistan.(SAM)

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