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Shias are soft targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan, says speaker at Kashmir seminar on Human Rights Day

Jammu/IBNS: Shia, Yazdi and Hazara communities are the victims of atrocities while in countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan Shias are soft targets, said the speakers at a seminar here to observe the 'International Human Rights Day' organised by Jammu and Kashmir People's Justice Front (JKPJF) on Friday.

India despatches consignment of medical supplies to Afghanistan by plane

New Delhi/UNI: In view of the challenging humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, India on Saturday sent a consignment of medical supplies to Kabul by a Kam Air flight.

110 stranded Indians, Afghan Sikhs, Hindus being flown to Delhi from Kabul

New Delhi/UNI: At least 110 stranded Indians and Afghan Sikhs and Hindus are being flown to New Delhi from Kabul today on board a special flight chartered by the Government of India, said Puneet Singh Chandhok, President, Indian World Forum.

Pakistan agrees to allow Afghan trucks for transport of 50,000 MT wheat from India

Islamabad/UNI: Pakistan on Friday agreed to allow the use of Afghan trucks to transport 50,000 MT of wheat from India through Wagah as humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan.

Afghan Women: The Endangered Sex

Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management

Delhi Declaration: Leaders say Afghanistan should not be used for sheltering, financing terrorist acts

New Delhi: Top leaders participating in the Third Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan in New Delhi on Wednesday said the country, which is now ruled by Taliban forces,  should not be used for sheltering, training, planning or financing any terrorist acts.

Delhi Declaration strongly condemns terrorism, urges for establishment of inclusive govt in Afghanistan

New Delhi: The security chiefs of India, Russia, Iran and the five Central Asian countries who had gathered in New Delhi to deliberate on Afghanistan on Wednesday condemned in the strongest terms all terrorist activities and reaffirmed their firm commitment to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

India to host Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan today, China-Pakistan skip

India will host the "Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan” on Wednesday where the security situation in the region arising from recent developments in Afghanistan will be discussed.

At least 100 Indian nationals including their families still awaiting evacuation from Afghanistan: NGOs write to PMO, MEA

New Delhi/IBNS: At least 100 Indian nationals, including their families, and over 200 Afghans are yet to be evacuated from Afghanistan – which was taken over by Islamist militant group Taliban on August 15.

Armed men enter Kabul gurdwara again, intimidate Afghan Sikh community members

Kabul: In the second such incident in 10 days, heavily armed men claiming to be from the Special Unit of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as the Taliban government calls itself, entered the Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul on Friday and intimidated the Afghan Sikh community members present there, said Puneet Singh Chandhok, President, Indian World Forum.

Ensure people of Afghanistan have immediate, unhindered access to humanitarian assistance: Narendra Modi tells international community

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi participated virtually in the G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan on Tuesday where he emphasized the need for the international community to ensure that people of the country have immediate and unhindered access to humanitarian assistance.

Ensuring Afghan territory is not used for supporting terrorism a priority: S Jaishankar

Nur Sultan/New Delhi/UNI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said the developments in Afghanistan have generated understandable concern in the region and beyond, and ensuring that Afghan territory is not used for supporting terrorism is a priority.

S Jaishankar calls on Kyrgyz president, Afghanistan discussed

Bishkek/New Delhi/UNI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar called on Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov during which they discussed expanding the bilateral economic and development partnership and also exchanged assessments on Afghanistan.

IS-KP vs Taliban: Escalating Rivalry

On October 8, 2021, at least 47 persons, including 46 Hazara Shia worshipers, were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive device among worshippers in the Sayyidabad Mosque in the Khanabad Bandar area of Kunduz city, the provincial capital of Kunduz. Another 140 persons were injured in the attack. Later, the Islamic State Khorasan Province (IS-KP) claimed the incident and named Muhammad al-Uyghuri as the bomber. The bomber belongs to the Uygur community that traditionally inhabits the Xinjiang Province of China. The IS-KP release claimed the attack targeted both Shiites and the Taliban for their alleged willingness to expel Uyghurs to meet China’s demands.

Afghanistan: Sikhs, Hindus appeal to India for immediate evacuation from Kabul after gurdwara vandalisation

Kabul/UNI: Days after the vandalisation of the Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul by suspected Taliban militiamen, the council of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs met on Saturday at the gurdwara to discuss the safety of the community and appealed to the Indian government for their immediate evacuation.