Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi said on Monday external affairs
minister S Jaishankar will brief floor leaders of political parties in
Parliament on the prevailing situation in Afghanistan on August 26. Earlier,
Jaishankar said the ministry of external affairs (MEA) would brief the
lawmakers as instructed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sharing the time and venue of the meeting, Joshi said Jaishankar would talk to
the floor leaders at the main committee room of the PHA in Delhi at 11am on
Thursday and email invites were being sent.
Floor Leaders of Political Parties would be briefed by EAM @DrSJaishankar on the present situation in Afghanistan, on 26th August, 11am in Main Committee Room, PHA, New Delhi. Invites are being sent through email. All concerned are requested to attend. https://t.co/iBX9NRd0qq
— Pralhad Joshi (@JoshiPralhad) August 23, 2021
Floor Leaders of Political Parties would be briefed by EAM @DrSJaishankar on
the present situation in Afghanistan, on 26th August, 11am in Main Committee
Room, PHA, New Delhi. Invites are being sent through email. All concerned are
requested to attend. https://t.co/iBX9NRd0qq — Pralhad Joshi (@JoshiPralhad)
August 23, 2021
As the crisis in Afghanistan deepens following its takeover by the Taliban and
fall of the West-back elected government, led by Ashraf Ghani, several
countries have been rushing to evacuate their citizens through the Kabul
airport, which has seen unsettling incidents in recent days as locals have
become desperate to escape from the rule of the Islamic emirate. Earlier in
the day, a member of the Afghan security force was killed and three others
were wounded in a firefight with unknown attackers at Kabul airport.
India too has been evacuating its citizens as well as desperate Afghans,
including members of minority communities like Sikhs and Hindus, from the
The Narendra Modi government is on the verge of completing its evacuation
process with two more flights coming from Afghanistan during the day. So far,
six flights — some run by the Indian Air Force, while others belonging to Air
India — have completed their missions with the evacuation starting on August
16 bringing back over 700 people.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that the Indian government is
committed to the safe return of all Indian nationals from Afghanistan. The MEA
said the main challenge for travel to and from Afghanistan is the operational
status of the Kabul airport.
India has reportedly been allowed to operate two flights per day from Kabul to
evacuate its nationals stranded in Afghanistan. The permission was granted by
American and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) forces, controlling
operations of the Hamid Karzai International Airport over the past few days.
On August 17, two days after the Islamic militant group completed its smooth
capturing of Kabul with minimal resistance, India said it will issue an
emergency e-visas to Afghan nationals who want to come to the country in view
of the prevailing crisis in their country.
All Afghans, irrespective of their religion, can apply for the ‘e-Emergency
X-Misc Visa’ online and the applications will be processed in New Delhi. The
visa would initially be valid for six months, officials said.