Amid India’s ongoing evacuation operation from Taliban-occupied Afghanistan, an Afghan woman parliamentarian has now claimed that she was deported from New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on August 20. The name of the female MP is Rangina Kargar, who represents Faryab province in Afghanistan. Kargar had taken a flight from Istanbul to India and had an appointment at a hospital in South Delhi at 11 am.
According to the Indian Express report, Kargar also had a ticket to Istanbul on August 22. But Kargar has claimed that he was not allowed to exit after reaching Delhi airport and was later sent back to Istanbul via Dubai by the same airlines.
Rangina claims she was treated like a criminal
Talking to The Indian Express, Rangina Kargar claimed that she was deported from India and treated like a criminal. He said that he was not given a passport in Dubai. Delivered back upon arrival in Istanbul. Rangina has said that I never expected this from Gandhiji’s India. We are always friends of India, we have strategic relations with India. He said the officers reportedly told him that they were helpless and could do nothing at the time.
Rangina has already come to India on the same passport
Rangina Kargar said that after their deportation, India allegedly evacuated two Afghan Sikh MPs, Narinder Singh Khalsa and Anarkali Kaur Honnayar, from Afghanistan, both of whom also reached India. Rangina Kargar has clarified that she traveled to India on the same passport through which she had come to India earlier. She said that she had no plans to stay in India, she had already booked a return ticket.
Issue raised in all party meeting
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said the issue of deportation of the woman diplomat was raised in an all-party meeting organized by the External Affairs Minister. “We raised the issue of a woman (Afghan) diplomat who was deported. He said that this is wrong Habua, it will not be repeated and they will look into the matter.