BJP advisor to the head of the SDMC
Sriniwaspuri BJP adviser Rajpal Singh has asked the South Delhi Municipal Corporation to open its community halls and schools for people coming from Afghanistan following the political unrest in the country.
In a letter to SDMC commissioner Gyanesh Bharti, Singh said many people and families, including Hindus and Sikhs, came from Afghanistan to India after the Taliban took control of the country.
Singh said a significant number of Afghans live in areas like Lajpat Nagar, Amar settlement and Bhogal. After the political crisis in Afghanistan, many relatives of these Afghans living in Delhi are likely to come to the city.
“They (the Afghans living in Delhi) do not have arrangements to accommodate a large number of people, so I asked the SDMC commissioner to make arrangements for their stay and food in our community halls,” said Singh. âIt’s part of our culture and the great Indian tradition of helping people in distressâ¦ so we have to help anyone who comes here in such a situation,â he added.
âThe basic arrangements for the stay of Afghan nationals, medical examinations and food should be made by the civic body. Barat Ghar (community halls) and SDMC schools should be opened for people coming from Afghanistan. Accommodation, food and medical arrangements for those coming from Afghanistan should be taken in community halls and municipal schools located in Lajpat Nagar, Amar settlement, Kalkaji and other neighboring areas of the municipality. central zone, âSingh’s letter reads.
The Taliban took control of all of Afghanistan on Sunday, triggering panic among the population and many began to flee to other countries.