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Hundreds brought from Afghanistan despite challenges: PM Modi

Aug 29, 2021 10:55 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that despite many challenges India is evacuating its people from Afghanistan. He asserted that if any Indian is in trouble anywhere in the world, the country stands up to help them with all its might.

PM Modi, who was speaking on Saturday after dedicating to the nation the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar through video link.

Referring to "Operation Devi Shakti", India's mission to evacuate its citizens and Afghan partners from Kabul, the PM said that not just people, but Sikh holy scriptures have been brought back. He said be it the Covid-19 crisis or the present situation in Afghanistan, India always helped its nationals in any part of the world.

"Today, if any Indian is in trouble anywhere in the world, then India stands up to help him with all its might. Be it the Corona period or the crisis of Afghanistan, the world has experienced it continuously. Hundreds of people from Afghanistan are being brought to India under Operation Devi Shakti," the prime minister said.

PM Modi said, "There are many challenges. The circumstances are difficult but Guru Kripa (grace of Gurus) is with us", and added the government could also bring "swaroop" of holy Guru Granth Sahib from Afghanistan.

He said that the teachings of Gurus help in preparing policies for people suffering from such circumstances.

"In the past years, the country to discharge this responsibility has worked hard. The lessons in humanity given by Gurus, keeping those in the forefront, the country has made new laws for its people who suffered due to such situations," he said, in an apparent reference to the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.

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