New Delhi: A group of about 110 Hindus and Sikhs will land in New Delhi from Kabul on a special chartered flight on Friday. The Afghans are bringing back some Sikh and Hindu holy books from an old gurdwara and a Hindu temple in Kabul. Both Indian and Afghan citizens will be on board the repatriation flight chartered by the Indian government.
Three Sri Guru Granth Sahib from historical Gurdwaras in Afghanistan and Hindu religious scriptures, including Ramanaya, Mahabharat and Bhagavad Gita from the ancient 5th Century Asamai Mandir, Kabul are also being brought back on the flight.
The Sikh holy book will be taken to Gurdwara Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Mahavir Nagar and the Hindu religious scriptures to Asamai Mandir in Faridabad.
The India World Forum said that after their arrival, the Afghan nationals will be rehabilitated by Sobti Foundation.
India has so far evacuated 565 stranded persons from Afghanistan since August when Kabul fell to the Taliban fighters, the Government stated last week in the Lok Sabha.
MoS external affairs V Muraleedharan said the MEA is in touch with Indians who are still in Afghanistan.