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Foreign Ministry said on the question of recognition of Taliban rule, no one’s government yet; no hurries

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On the question of recognition of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, the Indian Foreign Ministry said that it is too early to ask such a question. We are in haste by asking this. At present, no one has formed a government in Afghanistan. Talking to the media about the situation in Afghanistan, the spokesperson of the ministry, Arindam Bagchi said this. Bagchi said that our first priority is to get people out of Afghanistan safely. “The ground situation is still uncertain,” he said. Our main concern for the time being is the safety and return of the people. There is no clarity about who is forming the government in Kabul right now. In such a situation, such a thing as giving recognition is like taking action ahead of time.

The Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that our priority is to evacuate Indian citizens and those Afghans who have always stood by us. During the weekly briefing, Bagchi said that India has so far evacuated 550 people from 6 different aircraft. Of these, 260 people were Indians, while others are Afghani Sikhs, Hindus and others. Bagchi said that we have also taken help in evacuating people from countries like America and Tajikistan. He said that according to the information received so far, the Indians who wanted to leave Afghanistan have been brought back. There may still be some people in Afghanistan, but the exact number of them is not known.

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Foreign Ministry said, ‘will also help the Afghans standing with us’

Regarding the policy of evacuating people from Afghanistan, Arindam Bagchi said that apart from Indian citizens, we have also evacuated Afghans and people of some other countries. Of these, a large number of Hindus and Sikhs are also included. Our main focus is on Indian citizens, but we are also ready to help those Afghans who have stood by us.

About 5 lakh people can be evacuated from Afghanistan

Meanwhile, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says a total of 500,000 Afghans could flee the country by the end of this year. Along with this, the organization has appealed to the neighboring countries of Afghanistan to keep their borders open and help the refugees on humanitarian grounds. UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ deputy Kelly Clements said: “We estimate that a total of 500,000 people can be evacuated from the area and it will be a very bad situation.”

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