December 5, 2022

People from the Sikh minority in Afghanistan who are fleeing the Taliban’s authority landed in India aboard a rescue flight on Sunday. One of them was happy to have left the crisis-ridden nation after the Taliban seized power last year, toppling the Ashraf Ghani-led administration, when they arrived.

In a special flight that landed at Delhi Airport on Sunday, fifty-five Afghan Sikhs arrived as part of the government’s efforts to evacuate the persecuted minorities in the Taliban-led country. According to ANI, the flight was organized to evacuate these Afghan minorities by the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandak Committee, Amritsar, in collaboration with the Indian World Forum and the Center.

Baljeet Singh discussed the circumstances in the nation while speaking with the news agency ANI. He claimed that the Taliban had held him captive for four months. “Afghanistan’s state of affairs is not good. I spent four months behind bars. Our hair was cut in prison by the Taliban, who have tricked us. Being back in India makes me grateful and content “he stated.

“We want to express our gratitude to the Indian government for providing us with urgent visas and assisting with our travel to India. Around 30-35 people are still stuck in Afghanistan, and many of us still have family there “Sukhbeer Singh Khalsa said who was saved during the mission.

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