55 more Afghan Sikhs, Hindus land in New Delhi


A special flight carrying 55 Sikh and Hindu refugees from Afghanistan has landed in New Delhi, Indian media reported on Monday.

The latest batch of minority members leaving Afghanistan late on Sunday included 38 adults and 17 children, the Press Trust of India said.

The Amritsar-based Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee arranged the special flight that landed in the Indian capital Sunday evening.

Indian lawmaker Vikramjit Singh Sahney said they had been in contact with the Ministry of External Affairs for the evacuation of the Sikhs and Hindus stranded in Afghanistan.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan facilitated the repatriation of the minority members, who would be given all possible facilities, the MP said.