40 Afghan Hindu and Sikh families, who recently returned to Afghanistan from India, received government aids, the State Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs (ANDMA) said.
Ahmad Tamim Azimi, the spokesperson for the Ministry, said that under the directive of the President, each family received thirty packages of aid on Saturday, May 22.
Ahmad Khan Nafe, the director of emergency operation department at ANDMA, and Narander Singh khalsa, an MP who represents the Afghan Hindu and Sikh community of Afghanistan, were present on the occasion of aid distribution.
In 2020 as security threats against the community escalated, a large number of Hindu and Sikh families left Afghanistan. In recent years, deadly violence against the Sikh and Hindu community has intensified.