‘They are our Hindus, Afghan Hindus’: Activist Mahbouba Seraj on India giving religion-based visas to Afghans
Activist Mahbouba Seraj has aloft apropos apropos India’s allurement to “Hindus and Sikhs” of Afghanistan to seek ambush in India.
Born in Kabul, Mahbouba Seraj has been active in Kabul back 2003.
Mahbouba Seraj, one of the arch advocates of women and adolescent rights in Afghanistan, has aloft apropos apropos India’s allurement to “Hindus and Sikhs” of Afghanistan to seek ambush in India.
The religion-based bigotry in accouterment apartment and altar to Afghans has not gone bottomward able-bodied with the bodies of Afghanistan.
In a acknowledgment to media queries apropos the bearings in Afghanistan, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Monday, “We are in connected blow with the assembly of Afghan Sikh and Hindu communities. We will facilitate repatriation to India of those who ambition to leave Afghanistan.
He added, “There are additionally a cardinal of Afghans who accept been our ally in the advance of our alternate developmental, educational and people-to-people endeavours. We will angle by them.”
While there are abounding from the boyhood communities, Sikhs and Hindus, who accept accomplished out to the mission for visas; there are abounding Afghan Muslims as able-bodied who accept stood with India and fought the Taliban valiantly.
The 73-year-old activist who chose to break in Kabul with her bodies and adventurous it out is additionally advised anti-Taliban. She was aghast in the best of words of the Indian administration.
She said, “They are firstly Afghans. What are they (MEA) doing? They should be continuing by all of us. We don't appetite to aching the Hindus and hopefully, the Taliban are not activity to. If they alpha affliction the Hindus, they will alpha affliction all of us. They are our Hindus. They are Afghan Hindus. They are not bodies who accept no place, no acreage and no country.”
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“They are our bodies who helped body this nation. They can leave if they appetite to like everybody else, but cipher should be talking for them. They can allege for themselves. It is their appropriate and their choice.”
At 18.9 actor women and girls aggregate about 48 percent of Afghanistan’s absolute citizenry of 48.7 million. Historically, at atomic in the aftermost four decades or so, they accept been at the accepting end of the Taliban’s atrocities.
While abounding Afghan Muslims, including arresting assembly and their families, landed in New Delhi aloof canicule ago, the account by MEA has been absolutely audacious and leaves abundant allowance for alternation in the cachet of visas for added Afghans.
Questioning the Modi administration, Seraj said, “Why does the Modi government get adoration into everything? Adoration has annihilation to do with this. Why alone Hindus the apple does not charge this. We are all Afghans, we accept this earth, it is for all and it is additionally on the border of collapse.”
Born in Kabul, Mahbouba Seraj has been active in Kabul back 2003, accepting alternate home afterwards a 26-year-long banishment in America and elsewhere, is acutely afraid about what is to come. She is the architect and anchorperson of a radio programme for women by the name of “Our Beloved Afghanistan by Mahbouba Seraj” which has been advertisement all over Afghanistan. She is additionally the architect and President of an organisation by the name of “Organization for Research in accord and Solidarity”.
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Mahbouba is not the alone one who has aloft concerns. There are abounding who accept been disturbing to get visas for India but to no avail.
One of the artists in Kabul that India Today batten with said, “Well, we stood by India- we anticipation we are friends, but if they alpha giving visas back we are not animate or our ancestors associates are asleep again acceptable for India and its diplomacy.”
These are afflicted choir from Kabul. But India is authoritative efforts to ensure that those who seek ambush in India would be helped. Meanwhile, India is ecology the bearings in Afghanistan.
“The bearings in Afghanistan is actuality monitored on a connected base at aerial levels. The Government will booty all accomplish to ensure the assurance and aegis of Indian nationals and our interests in Afghanistan," said Arindam Bagchi.
There is an Afghan corpuscle that has been formed to ensure the bland repatriation of Indians and to attending at bringing Afghans to India as well.
The Ministry of Home Affairs advised acceptance accoutrement in appearance of the accepted bearings in Afghanistan. A new class of cyberbanking acceptance alleged “e-Emergency X-Misc Visa” has been alien to fast-track acceptance applications for access into India.
Interestingly, the website boilerplate mentions any claim to acknowledgment religion. The alarm to accommodate abiding visas shall abide the advantage of the accompaniment and anniversary appliance would be looked into on its own merit.