- Title: 'There is firing everywhere', say Afghan evacuees in India
- Date: 28th August 2021
- Summary: LUDHIANA, PUNJAB, INDIA (AUGUST 28, 2021) (ANI-NO USE INDIA) AFGHANI SIKHS, HARDIT SINGH AND AMRIK SINGH (BLACK TURBAN), WHO WERE EVACUATED FROM AFGHANISTAN AFTER TALIBAN TOOK OVER SITTING HOLDING THEIR PASSPORTS HARDIT AND AMRIK SPEAKING HARDIT SHOWING HIS PASSPORT/ HARDIT SPEAKING AMRIK LOOKING ON AMRIK'S PASSPORT (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) AFGHANI SIKH EVACUATED FROM AFGHANISTAN AFTER TALIBAN TOOK OVER, AMRIK SINGH, SAYING: "Earlier we used to live there (Afghanistan) as people live in India, such was the environment. The situation was very good but the situation is very bad since Taliban took over. They (Taliban) are taking out rallies. There is firing everywhere and the situation is very difficult." HARDIT SITTING HOLDING HIS PASSPORT HARDIT'S PASSPORT IN HIS HAND HARDIT SPEAKING/HARDIT LOOKING ON (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) AFGHANI SIKH EVACUATED FROM AFGHANISTAN AFTER TALIBAN TOOK OVER, HARDIT SINGH, SAYING: "I want to appeal to the government that the rest of our people should be brought back (to India) like we came as they also have wives and children. They call me and keep on asking me." HARDIT SPEAKING AS AMRIK SITS HARDIT AND AMRIK SITTING
- Embargoed: 11th September 2021 08:43
- Keywords: Afghanistan India Kabul Ludhiana Sikhs Taliban evacuation evacuees flight
- Location: LUDHIANA, PUNJAB, INDIA
- City: LUDHIANA, PUNJAB, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ES70MDR
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- Story Text:The situation is very bad in Afghanistan since Taliban took control, said Afghani Sikhs who were evacuated from the war-torn country on Saturday (August 28).
India has been carrying out evacuations of Indian nationals, Afghans among others from Afghanistan.
Hardit Singh, who had been living in Afghanistan for the past 60 years and working as a tailor along with his son Amrik Singh were among the evacuees who were brought in flights from Afghanistan.
"They (Taliban) are taking out rallies, there is firing everywhere and the situation is very difficult," said Amrik as he recounted the horror.
The dreaded militant outfit Taliban entered Kabul on August 15 after rapidly taking over much of the country, prompting chaotic scenes at the airport as crowds scrambled to escape.
A recent blast outside the gates of Kabul airport by one Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 92 people including 13 U.S. soldiers.
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