Classical Musician Couple Worried About Students In Afghanistan

Pt Abhishek Adhikari said he was aggravating to acquaintance his acceptance afterwards audition about the Kabul blast.

Classical Indian music instrumentalist brace Pt Abhishek Adhikari and Dr Murchana Adhikary Barthakur, who accomplished sitar and sarod to their acceptance in Afghanistan, are now active with worries for their acceptance afterwards the Taliban takeover of the country and the baleful access at Kabul Airport.

They are in blow with some of their Afghan acceptance through Facebook messenger.

The brace had been associated with the Afghan government-run convention of active music,  Afghanistan National Convention of Music, from 2012 till 2019 October and afterwards abdicate the convention and alternate to India.

After 2019, at claimed initiative, the duo connected to admit online music classes to acquisitive acceptance in Kabul till things came to a standstill due to Taliban takeover of Kabul in mid-August.

Pt Abhishek told PTI from about in arctic India, "Our acceptance are afraid to convenance or accept to music as Taliban is adjoin music. Secretly few of my students living in the aforementioned neighbourhood gathered at one's abode to accept to Indian classical music audio kept with them. They did that afterwards closing the aperture and windows and ensuring not a distinct decibel goes out."

The music abecedary couple, who had been visiting the Kabul Convention alert a year from 2012 and from 2015 advanced confused there till the 2019 departure, said they accept asked the students to be accurate about their safety,

Stating he was aggravating to acquaintance his acceptance afterwards audition about the baleful airport bang on Thursday, Pt Adhikari said his worries accept added about the assurance and able-bodied actuality of the able-bodied wishers and accompany based there.

"Till now my acceptance are safe. I had anon contacted them afterwards accepting to apperceive about the bang at Kabul Airport. But I am aggravating to get added updates," he informed.

The artist said he had been told by the convention administrator the added day that he wishes all the music agents and acceptance can leave Kabul but that seems to be abounding with ambiguity currently as the Taliban doesn't appetite Afghan nationals to leave.

When they took over Kabul this time, the Taliban initially claimed they would not do any abuse to artistes, professionals, that they would not anticipate women to backpack on their professions. 

He said that activity by the letters cloudburst in from there in the accomplished few days, "it seems alike if there are abstinent choir in the militia, that has been taken over by the hardliners who carefully accept that music and art should not be accomplished and women should alive indoors".

The brace acclimated to go to Afghanistan as bedfellow agents alert a year from 2012 to 2015. From 2015 to September 22, 2019 they were there as abiding Sitar and Sarod faculty.

The convention had about 350 acceptance absorbed in Indian classical instrumentals.

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