Afghani Sikhs Reach Kabul Airport With Sri Guru Granth Sahib On Their Heads; To Reach India Soon
All those stranded Indian nationals, including Hindus, will soon reach India.Author : A. Gayatri
As the crisis in Afghanistan continues to escalate, people are thronging at the Kabul airport, as India is evacuating people from the war-torn country.
In a video shared by news agency ANI, people could be seen holding Shri Guru Granth Sahib, the religious scripture of Sikhism while they sit in a bus that was taking them to the Kabul airport.
"Three Sri Guru Granth Sahib's were brought to India from Afghanistan's Kabul, along with stranded Indian nationals and 46 Afghan Hindus & Sikhs, on an Indian Air Force aircraft," as quoted by the ANI.
Afghan Sikhs were seen holding Guru Granth Sahib on their heads as they reached Kabul airport.
All stranded Indian nationals, including Hindus, will soon reach India.
The man who recorded the video can be heard thanking the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, the Indian government and the External Ministry of India. He on behalf of all the evacuees expressed gratitude towards India for refusing them from impending atrocities of the Taliban.
Meanwhile, on Sunday morning, 168 people were evacuated by the Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 aircraft that took off from Kabul and brought to the Hindon airbase, Ghaziabad, India. A total of 107 were Indian nationals and 23 were Afghan Sikhs onboard.
As the humanitarian and civic situation is worsening in Afghanistan, nations are scrambling to evacuate their citizens, while thousands of Afghani people are trying to escape the country's borders.
While Sunday, a group of evacuees that landed on India's ground were Afghani children and infants also were rejoicing.
A total of 390 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan and brought to India by three aircraft, of which 329 were Indians. Earlier, 87 Indians and 2 Nepalese were also evacuated to India by an IAF aircraft.