Afghans, Indians land in Delhi with ache in heart, but a sense of relief
NEW DELHI: On a day Taliban took complete control of Afghanistan, an Air India flight carrying 129 passengers from Kabul landed at New Delhi around 8 pm. TOI caught up with some of these passengers and all of them radiated a sense of relief on finally being miles away from the violence.
Ahamdizai, a senior advisor to presi nt of Afghanistan on public health, said boarding the Air India flight on Sunday was his “last chance” of escape. “I knew that I was in danger and, hence, I came to New Delhi. When the Taliban was entering Kabul, I reached the airport there around 8.30 am,” he said. “My 10 family members are still in Kabul and I am concerned about them. I will make some arrangements for them to leave Afghanistan.”
Having worked hard for over 20 years towards nation-building, leaving his home country was not an easy decision for Ahmadizai.
Another Afghan citizen, who didn’t want to be named, said she couldn’t believe that the world had abandoned them. “Our friends are going to get killed,” she said, wi her tears.
Abdullah Masoodi (20) had mixed feelings. While he was relieved that he had escaped from Taliban’s clutches, he was extremely scared about his seven family members back in Kabul. “The first thing I did after reaching New Delhi was to send a message to my family that I am safe. As I am pursuing BBA from a college in Bangalore, my trip to Delhi was pre-planned. However, my family wants to settle down in another country. It is hard to get a visa now,” said Masoodi.
Zazai, An MP from Afghanistan, said: “The Taliban spokespersons have been making announcements since Saturday asking people not to leave the country with the assurance that nothing will happen to them.” He said the handover process between the Afghan go nment and the Taliban happened without any violence.
Some citizens said they were in a wait-and-watch mode. Sabeq Isa, who came to New Delhi as his daughter-in-law Rabiya has an interview at the German Embassy, said: “If the situation in Kabul remains calm, I will return. Otherwise, I will go to Germany where I have lived for around 20 years.”
We welcome our citizens, but not the foreigners who want to settle in India. Tomorrow they would be ag inst India; it is not only our experience but also the Western world. Many got asylum in Western countries, but slowly they showed their colours and worked ag inst the nation, which gave them asylum.
57 Is mic countries drop silent , But will raise voice on Palestine , Kasmir .
Madan Mohan Siddhanthi
Why they did not go to so many Mus m countries ,Pakitan or even Bangladesh .Why India has to be shelter
It will be further load on our economics.
India can help the Afghans out of humanitarian concerns but must be wary of granting them long term visas. These people have no loyalties, no morality and zero gratitude!
Dear Afghanistani refugees please consider Buddism. Chr tianity, Judaism, or Hinduism. They will not fail you.
These people should be thankful that they escaped alive.
INDIAN GOVT LATE TO SEE THE REAL SITUATION IN AFGANISTAN. TALIBANS ARE NO FRIENDS OF INDIA AND IS CONTROLED BY PAKISTAN. NOW IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE THAT HOW 100 OF SMALL GROUPS UNITE TO RUN AFGANISTAN.
No te rorts in that flight??
India is already poor and facing employment, nourishment etc crisis and that we cant take Hindu refugees from Is mic nations. Now that argument is gone for a six.
Many people are saying that … world has abandoned Afghans … but rhe question is … what they were doing in last 20 years … they could not build a strong administration and army in spite of so much help from US and other countries …
Welcome them with a warm heart but be wary of infiltrators
thanks to Honble PM.Modiji and Jayshankar
We are living in 2021 with animals
Rahul Gandhi's best friend after China and Pakistan will now be Afghanistan. Time for congress to sign a secret treaty with Afghanistan
Someone should save the Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan.
I pray for handful of Hindu and Sikh citizens of Afghanistan. I hope India airlifts them to India. Dear libtards, what do you think of this situation?
they have 56 Nation to go.... where they get so called fre m to practice their fa th.... India as per their brother is intolerant... so why coming here...