Indian media have reported that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting Afghanistan’s Sikh and Hindu seniors in New Delhi.
In a letter to Prime Minister Modi, Puneet Singh Chandok, president of the Indian world forum, emphasized on pressing issues like Indian citizenship for Afghan minorities (Sikhs and Hindus), adding that they should grant visas to them.
In the letter, Chandok called on the Indian Prime Minister to make diplomatic endeavors to protect Afghanistan’s Hindu shrines and temples.
Meanwhile, the Indian multinational news channel, WION, published a letter from the Indian world forum, saying that “the Indian government may consider providing facilities for Afghan minorities (Sikhs and Hindus) to meet their recent and pending applications and consider granting them citizenship.”
“The letter called on the Indian government to recruit Afghan minorities [Sikhs and Hindus] into the Indian Armed Forces,” the channel continued. Zee News said that they may release a statement after the meeting that was being worked out. The Indian government has not yet explained.
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