Around 70 to 80 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus in Gurdwara Karte Parwan did not want to migrate to India as they are keen on moving to Canada or the US, Indian World Forum president Puneet Singh Chandhok told on Tuesday. These Afghan nationals were not only creating obstacles in the evacuation process but also delaying the evacuation of others, he said.
“India is facilitating these people at the highest level, yet they have missed flights twice in order to travel to the US or Canada,” he alleged. In the first video released by Afghan Sikhs and Hindus after taking shelter in Gurdwara Karte Parwan, one of their leaders, Talwinder Singh, had specifically stated that they should be migrated to Canada or the US.
Sources said that a Sikh organisation had assured evacuation of all Afghan Sikhs and Hindus in a chartered plane following which around 100 had arrived outside Kabul airport but could not gain entry. It was not clear whether or not a chartered flight was waiting for them.
A source in Afghanistan said, “What is the harm in seeking migration to the US or Canada? We know the fate of those who migrated to India. There are no job opportunities and many of them either returned or moved to other countries”.