After the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan, the people of minority Hindu and Sikh communities are in great fear. They are desperate to save their lives and take refuge in India. Some of these people have managed to travel from Kabul to New Delhi. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said after a special Indian Air Force plane carrying 168 people from Kabul reached Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad on Sunday, pointing to the Afghanistan crisis, said it is the reason why the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is necessary. .
Sharing a news article, Singh tweeted, “The latest developments in volatile neighborhoods and the way Sikhs and Hindus are going through dreadful times, is why it was necessary to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act.” (December 2019) In this law made in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, there is a provision to give Indian citizenship to people of Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian communities persecuted in Pakistan. There were massive protests in the country against this law alleging discrimination against the Muslim community.
The Taliban captured Afghanistan on 15 August. President Ashraf Ghani fled the country before Taliban fighters could enter Kabul. Most of the countries, including India, have started evacuating their citizens from Kabul as soon as the radical rebel group came to power. A large number of people have gathered at Kabul airport and want to leave by any means. Alam is that some people hanged from the American plane and died as soon as it took off.
The Government of India has said that it is fully committed to the safe return of its citizens. At the same time, it has also been said that those Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan who want to come to India will also be given full help. PM Narendra Modi himself has given instructions to the officials regarding this.