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Afghan diplomat criticises India for prioritising Indian nationals, ignoring Afghans

 
 
 
Afghans waiting at the Kabul airport (left), Afghanistans Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohammed Ashraf Haidari (right). Courtesy: AFP/sacep.org Afghans waiting at the Kabul airport (left), Afghanistan's Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohammed Ashraf Haidari (right). Courtesy: AFP/sacep.org 
  • "India should honour the Strategic Partnership Agreement", says Mohammed Ashraf Haidari. 
  • The Taliban have accused India of supporting the now-deposed President Ashraf Ghani.
  • So far, India has evacuated 552 people from Afghanistan, mostly Indian-origin Afghans. 

 

 

 


 

Afghanistan's Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohammed Ashraf Haidari has slammed India for prioritising the evacuation of Indian nationals from Kabul while leaving the Afghans to their fate, reported Sputnik International on Monday. 

Haidari, while reacting to a video of Indian nationals chanting "Hail Mother India" as they were flown out of Kabul, stated that India has to honour the "Strategic Partnership Agreement" signed between the two countries in 2011. 

Under the agreement, the two nations arranged a security cooperation, that was enforced under the "framework of the Partnership Council", a bilateral partnership headed by the foreign ministers of India and Afghanistan.

Before the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban, India had fully supported the idea of a "sovereign, democratic, and peaceful Afghanistan". It had also backed the "Afghan-led, Afghan-owned, and Afghan-controlled" peace process.

The Taliban have accused India of supporting the now-deposed President Ashraf Ghani. 

So far, India has evacuated 552 people from Afghanistan, including Indian officials, Indian citizens, and Afghans of Hindu and Sikh backgrounds. 

Further, India has also transported several batches of Afghan refugees from Doha to Dushanbe. 

On August 16, it was announced that India was "facilitating" the return of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus wishing to leave because of the deteriorating security conditions.  

The country also introduced a "fast-track" visa category for applications from Afghanistan on August 17. 

India, however, has been criticised for only "prioritising" the evacuation of Indian-Afghans and not paying any heed to Muslim Afghans which are much larger in numbers. 

Haidari has also criticised other governments in Southern and Central Asia for not standing with the Afghan people. 

Following the Taliban takeover, the US has evacuated more than 20,000 people from Afghanistan, with 80% of those people being Afghan nationals. 

In addition to the US, the UK, Turkey, Pakistan, and Germany have also evacuated thousands of people from Afghanistan. 

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2 hours ago, Ranjeet01 said:

There is very little known about the Afghan Sikhs and their position in Afghan society other than being a minority in a Muslim country.

Being a trading and business community I imagine they are probably seen as an economically successful and prosperous community. 

This of course may likely foster envy amongst Muslim Afghans and make them a target. 

Being traders they probably stick to what they know and replicate their methods in Afghanistan in the UK.

For example, I notice any large shops (retail stores with large floor space) is quickly divided into about 5 or 6 sub-units and turned into bric-a-brac stores and it gives a bazaar type feeling.

They also foster the biradari system as well .

 

I remember watching a documentary where the youths were crying because they do not have access to quality education  because of their kuffar status , the labelling of their homes businesses by yellow flags , the constant pressurising for becoming muslim, being beaten by schoolmasters etc . It sounds like they had a tough life and yet conversely held a position of respect due to their lack of hera pheri  , they would hold people's money for them , transport it to others .

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Afghan diplomat criticises India for prioritising Indian nationals, ignoring Afghans

 
 
 
Afghans waiting at the Kabul airport (left), Afghanistans Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohammed Ashraf Haidari (right). Courtesy: AFP/sacep.org Afghans waiting at the Kabul airport (left), Afghanistan's Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohammed Ashraf Haidari (right). Courtesy: AFP/sacep.org 
  • "India should honour the Strategic Partnership Agreement", says Mohammed Ashraf Haidari. 
  • The Taliban have accused India of supporting the now-deposed President Ashraf Ghani.
  • So far, India has evacuated 552 people from Afghanistan, mostly Indian-origin Afghans. 

 

 

 


 

Afghanistan's Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohammed Ashraf Haidari has slammed India for prioritising the evacuation of Indian nationals from Kabul while leaving the Afghans to their fate, reported Sputnik International on Monday. 

Haidari, while reacting to a video of Indian nationals chanting "Hail Mother India" as they were flown out of Kabul, stated that India has to honour the "Strategic Partnership Agreement" signed between the two countries in 2011. 

Under the agreement, the two nations arranged a security cooperation, that was enforced under the "framework of the Partnership Council", a bilateral partnership headed by the foreign ministers of India and Afghanistan.

Before the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban, India had fully supported the idea of a "sovereign, democratic, and peaceful Afghanistan". It had also backed the "Afghan-led, Afghan-owned, and Afghan-controlled" peace process.

The Taliban have accused India of supporting the now-deposed President Ashraf Ghani. 

So far, India has evacuated 552 people from Afghanistan, including Indian officials, Indian citizens, and Afghans of Hindu and Sikh backgrounds. 

Further, India has also transported several batches of Afghan refugees from Doha to Dushanbe. 

On August 16, it was announced that India was "facilitating" the return of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus wishing to leave because of the deteriorating security conditions.  

The country also introduced a "fast-track" visa category for applications from Afghanistan on August 17. 

India, however, has been criticised for only "prioritising" the evacuation of Indian-Afghans and not paying any heed to Muslim Afghans which are much larger in numbers. 

Haidari has also criticised other governments in Southern and Central Asia for not standing with the Afghan people. 

Following the Taliban takeover, the US has evacuated more than 20,000 people from Afghanistan, with 80% of those people being Afghan nationals. 

In addition to the US, the UK, Turkey, Pakistan, and Germany have also evacuated thousands of people from Afghanistan. 

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there is some truth to this as Modi's govt dropped many tonnes of ammunition for afghan govt troops use but obviously the USA taking thousands of support staff for aircraft hangars away meant that this will largely not get used by them but by TAliban

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