55 sikh, Hindu refugees from Afghanistan reaching Delhi: MP Vikramjit Singh Sahney
The Rajya Sabha MP said the Ministry of External Affairs had earlier granted this ''last batch'' of refugees e-visas and their repatriation was facilitated by both Indian and Afghanistan governments.
A special aircraft has been organised by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar, to bring 38 adults and 17 children, including three infants, Sahney said in a statement.
''We were in continuous touch with the Ministry of External Affairs for the evacuation of this last batch which was stranded there,'' he added.
''We have been coordinating the repatriation and rehabilitation of the Afghan refugees and will continue to support these families by providing them free housing, giving them monthly household expenses, providing them skills, medical insurance and educating their youth,'' said Sahney, who is also the president of World Punjabi Organisation.
A congregation is being held at the Arjun Nagar Gurdwara in West Delhi in the evening to welcome the refugees, he said.
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