- Title: Afghan nationals in India â€œworried for familiesâ€ after Taliban takes control
- Date: 15th August 2021
- Summary: NEW DELHI, INDIA (AUGUST 15, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) SHOPS OF AFGHAN NATIONAL SIGNBOARD READING (English and Urdu): "MAZAAR RESTAURANT" PEOPLE OUTSIDE RESTAURANT PEOPLE AT "AFGHAN BURGER" STALL VARIOUS OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING AFGHAN NATIONALS AT RESIDENTIAL AREA (SOUNDBITE) (English) AFGHAN NATIONAL LIVING IN NEW DELHI, AHMAD, SAYING: "The situation as we see in the news is getting worse day-by-day. We are here (New Delhi) and our families (are) back in there (Kabul)â€¦ we are so worried about them. What will be the situation? we are hearing the rumours that Kabul is going to be captured in few days." VARIOUS OF AFGHAN NATIONAL AT FRUIT STALL AFGHAN NATIONALS WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) AFGHAN NATIONAL LIVING IN NEW DELHI, AHMAD, SAYING: "We don't know what will we do if Kabul falls downâ€¦ we will be stateless. We cannot go back to our countryâ€¦ we cannot stay here." PEOPLE SEATED VARIOUS OF ALLEY WITH AFGHAN NATIONALS' SHOPS
- Embargoed: 29th August 2021 16:09
- Keywords: Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani India Mullah Baradar New Delhi Pakistan Taliban conflict refugee
- Location: NEW DELHI, INDIA
- City: NEW DELHI, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001EQE2V67
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Afghanistan nationals living in India said they were worried for their families as Taliban fighters surrounded the country's capital Kabul on Sunday (August 15).
Taliban insurgents entered the capital on Sunday and said they expected to take power within days, promising to moderate their earlier hardline Islamist rule even as foreign diplomats and many locals tried to leave.
"We don't know what will we do if Kabul falls downâ€¦ we will be stateless. We cannot go back to our countryâ€¦ we cannot stay here," said Ahmad, an Afghan national living in New Delhi.
A government delegation, including senior official Abdullah Abdullah, will travel to Qatar on Sunday to meet with representatives of the Taliban, an Afghanistan negotiator said.
Fawzi Koofi, a member of the Kabul negotiating team, confirmed to Reuters the delegation would meet with the Taliban in the Gulf state after the militant group earlier entered Kabul.
A source familiar with the matter told Reuters the Afghan delegation and Taliban representatives would discuss a transition of power, adding that U.S. officials would also be involved.
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