11 Afghan Sikhs, granted short-term visa by India, arrive in Delhi - ECAS Punjab

11 Afghan Sikhs, granted short-term visa by India, arrive in Delhi

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Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, July 26

A Sikh family from Afghanistan has been granted a short-term visa by the Indian Embassy in Kabul.

Eleven members of the Sikh family arrived in Delhi on Sunday.

Earlier this week, responding to questions on whether there were any plans to give the Afghan Sikhs and Hindu citizenship, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said there has been a recent spurt in attacks on the Hindu and Sikh communities in Afghanistan by terrorists at the behest of external supporters.

India has been receiving requests from members of these communities that they want to settle down here. Despite the Covid-19 situation, India has been facilitating these requests, Srivastava said.

On his part, DGSMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa said the Committee will be taking care of the well-being of the batch and also those who are planning to come to India.



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