In the wake of an increase in attacks on Hindu and Sikh minorities in Afghanistan due to their un-Islamic faith, India has decided to issue long term visa to 700 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs.
According to the report
, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said, "India will facilitate the return of over 700 Afghan Hindus & Sikhs after the minorities faced several terror attacks and persecution by Pakistan-backed terror groups."
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in India in a statement said, "In a recent decision, India has decided to facilitate the return of Afghan Hindu and Sikh community members facing security threats in Afghanistan to India."
"The targeting and persecution of minority community members by terrorists at the behest of their external supporters remains a matter of grave concern", said MEA.
The decision may take by the Indian Government after the series of incidences of Hindus and Sikhs persecution reported in Afghanistan.
Recently, Nidan Singh Sachdeva, a leader of the Hindu and Sikh Community of Afghanistan, was kidnapped in Chamkani district of Paktia province on June 22, 2020, was released from captivity on July 18, 2020.