Over 180 Sikh families from Afghanistan arrive in India on ‘long-term’ visas

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Published on September 4, 2020 - Duration: 02:22s

Over 180 Sikh families from Afghanistan arrive in India on ‘long-term’ visas

More than 180 Sikh families arrived in India from Afghanistan on Thursday.

The families were welcomed at the IGI Airport by World Punjab Organisation.

The families arrived in India on 'long-term' visas, DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa said.

"Over 180 Hindu Sikh families arrived from Afghanistan.

Indian government granted them long-term visas after requests.

WPO sent a private plane to repatriate these families.

Delhi’s Sikh organizations associated in bringing these families.

We want to have assured them of citizenship, like Amit Shah ji assured us," he said.

The evacuation comes after Kabul bomb blast which killed 25 people.

The attack on the gurudwara happened earlier this year in March.

Chabol Singh said, "25 people lost their lives during Kabul attack, 14 people died in Jalalabad.

It is not possible for us to stay there after these attacks."

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