Over 260 Sikhs have taken shelter at Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul and wish assist in their evacuation, a US Sikh physique mentioned Sunday.
“There are greater than 260 Afghan residents left at Gurudwara Karte Parwan in Kabul, together with ladies and over 50 youngsters. This contains three newborns with one born yesterday,” United Sikhs mentioned in a press release.
To this point, solely India has helped evacuation of Afghan Sikhs after the nation’s takeover by the Taliban.
“We’re in communication with governments in america, Canada, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Tajikistan, Iran and the UK, amongst others,” the United Sikhs mentioned.
“We’re additionally in communication with worldwide help companies and non-governmental organizations attempting to help rescue efforts in Afghanistan. As well as, our groups are speaking with corporations that may execute rescue efforts on the bottom in Afghanistan,” it mentioned.
In line with the United Sikhs, the 10-kilometre drive to the worldwide airport in Kabul from Gurdwara Karte Parwan by means of numerous checkpoints is without doubt one of the largest challenges within the rescue efforts. Few Afghan minority members have unsuccessfully tried to make this journey final week, it mentioned.
“We’re able to go to the airport, however we worry the cancellation of evacuation flights from the Kabul airport. That is our solely probability to take out the ladies, youngsters, aged, and infants from the nation. As soon as present authorities seize the entire nation it will likely be the top of our group,” mentioned Surbeer Singh from Jalalabad, who has taken refuge on the Gurdwara.