India’s authorities stated on Tuesday that it will prioritize taking in Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan — a transfer that drew comparisons to a controversial 2019 citizenship regulation, enacted beneath Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that differentiates towards Muslims, reported New York Times.
The nation’s dwelling ministry stated it will introduce “emergency visas” to permit Afghans to remain in India for six months.
Nonetheless, it didn’t say whether or not Muslims, who make up the vast majority of these looking for to go away Afghanistan because the Taliban take over, would even be thought of.
“We’re in fixed contact with the Sikh and Hindu group leaders in Kabul,” S. Jaishankar, India’s exterior affairs minister, stated on Twitter. “Their welfare will get our precedence consideration.”
For its half, Pakistan’s management has stopped in need of hailing the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
“Whenever you undertake somebody’s tradition, you consider it to be superior and you find yourself changing into a slave to it,” Prime Minister Imran Khan stated on Monday in a veiled reference to the USA and Western tradition. “In Afghanistan, they have broken the shackles of slavery,” Mr. Khan stated at an look in Islamabad, “however the slavery of the thoughts doesn’t break free.”