A special flight chartered by the Indian government will bring back the stranded Indians and Afghanistan citizens belonging to Sikh and Hindu communities on Friday, the Indian World Forum (IWF) said. The IWF informed that besides, the people, three holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji from historical Gurdwaras in Afghanistan and Hindu religious scriptures including Ramanaya, Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita from the 5th Century Asamai Mandir in Kabul are along being flown to India.
“After their arrival, the distressed bonafide Afghan citizens will be rehabilitated by Sobti Foundation,” Puneet Singh Chandhok, president of Indian World Forum said in a statement.
Earlier, six saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib were evacuated from the war-torn country and brought back to India. Sikhs consider Sri Guru Granth Sahib as their ‘Living Guru’ as it contains the teachings of ten Gurus of Sikhism, including the founder Guru Nanak Dev.