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India airlifts around 110 Sikhs & Hindus from Kabul: Manjinder Sirsa

India airlifts around 110 Sikhs & Hindus from Kabul: Manjinder Sirsa

NEW DELHI: A special repatriation flight from Kabul with around 110 people including Afghan citizens belonging to the Hindu and Sikh communities, is set to arrive here on Friday.

The flight chartered by the Government of India is being operated from Kabul and is likely to arrive here around noon.

The flight is repatriating the stranded Indian citizens there and distressed Afghan citizens belonging to the Hindu and Sikh Community along with spouses of Indian citizens, according to a statement by India World Forum. The 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 also being flown to India.

Sharing this news on his Twitter handle, Manjinder Singh Sirsa said, “110 Sikhs & Hindus along with pious Swaroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji & Sri Bhagwad Gita arriving today at New Delhi by a special flight. Their stay arrangements made at Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib.”

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib will proceed towards Gurdwara Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Mahavir Nagar and the Hindu religious scriptures will proceed towards Asamai Mandir in Faridabad. India has evacuated 565 stranded persons from Afghanistan since August when Kabul fell to the Taliban fighters, the Government stated last week in the Lok Sabha.

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