Amid India’s ongoing evacuation from Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the nation, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday stated this reveals how vital it was to enact the Citizenship Modification Act. “Latest developments in our risky neighbourhood & the best way Sikhs & Hindus are going by a harrowing time are exactly why it was essential to enact the Citizenship Modification Act,” the minister tweeted.
A special evacuation flight by the Indian Air Pressure reached the Hindon airbase on Sunday carrying 168 passengers, together with former Afghanistan parliamentarians who thanked the Indian government for the evacuation. Arindam Bagchi, the official spokesperson of the exterior affairs ministry, posted a video of the evacuation the place the evacuees might be seen chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ contained in the plane.
The disaster in Afghanistan has introduced the controversial CAA once more into discourse because the Citizenship Modification Act goals to grant Indian citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who arrived in India earlier than the tip of December 2014. The principles beneath the act are but to be notified.
The Union residence ministry stated it’s dedicated to repatriating all Indians and Afghan Sikhs and Hindus. The ministry of residence affairs has lately reviewed the visa provisions and created a brand new e-visa class for Afghan nationals — primarily Hindus and Sikhs — to use on-line.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi early this week chaired a high-level assembly on the Afghan state of affairs and directed officers to make sure the protected evacuation of all Indian residents and likewise to supply refuge to Sikhs and Hindus wanting to return to India.
The Taliban on Saturday reportedly stopped a bunch of 70 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, which included Sikh members of parliament Anarkali Kaur Honaryar and Narender Pal Singh claiming that the Taliban stated that they have been Afghan nationals and the flight was meant for Indians.
(With company inputs)