“We are worried about their safety. We urge the Indian government to evacuate them”
Zafar Aafaq | Clarion India
NEW DELHI — Three Kashmiris are among at least two hundred Indians stuck in Afghanistan where the government has collapsed with the fall of the Kabul city to Taliban on Sunday.
A family of the trio who confirmed the reports identified them as Mohammad Asif Shah, Adil Rasool and his wife Asifya Jan. They are residents of Waspeth and Qoimoh.
“We are worried about their safety. We urge the Indian government to evacuate them,” Syed Shabina, wife of Asif said while speaking with Clarion Indian from her home.
The families said they have not been able to speak with the local administration in Kashmir.
Shabina said the family has been able to speak with them throughout the day, who said that they are confined to University campus in Kabul but “safe as of now.”
Asif and Adil are professors at Bakhtar University with Asif teaching economics.
Meanwhile Kabul airspace has been closed thus no flights will be landing there. The Air India flight that was supposed to travel for evacuation of Indians stuck there has been put on hold.
Nasir Khuehami, the spokesperson of Jammu and Kashmir Students Association, said he took up the matter with Lt Governor Manoj Sinha who assured that he would provide every possible support to facilitate their return.
On Sunday a Noida family raised an alert that their two members are stuck at Kabul airport as they urged the Indian government to get them evacuated. A family member later told Clarion India that they were in touch with relevant ministry officials
Syed Abid Hussain, an Indian national in Afghanistan put out a tweet on Sunday urging the Indian government to “rescue us please”. He said that they tried to approach the Indian embassy but did not get a reply.