An old video of Indians thrashing an Afghan refugee for refusing to chant ‘Pakistan Murdabad’ has gone viral on social media.
The video shows a group of Indian men surrounded by an Afghan refugee apparently living in India. They beat him when he refused to chant the slogan “Death to Pakistan.” The men bullied him, beat and harassed him. The Afghan refugee, however, managed to escape the scene.
A Twitter account named, Defenders of North Gilgit Baltistan, shared the video. The Pakistani Twitter user had shared the video under the comments by Indian analyst, Ashok Swain, who had commented about the new Afghan government set up by the Taliban.
Ashok Swain had said that “Mullah Abdul Hassan Akhunda will head Islamic Emirate government of Afghanistan with Mullah Baradar will be his deputy. Mullah Omar’s son Mullah Yaqoob, Defense Minister & Haqqani network’s Siraj Haqqani the Interior Minister. Pakistan prevailed!”
The Pakistani Twitter user shared the said video with the comment, “Indians welcoming Afghanis.” The video was shared on Tuesday night and since then has garnered massive views.
The true face of Indians exposed
A lot of Pakistani Twitter users are reacting and commenting on the video. Netizens believe that the video shows the true face and real behavior of Indians towards Afghans.
According to them, Afghan refugees are not respected in India. Meanwhile, India feigns fake concerns for Afghanistan and its people.
According to a report, there are around 10,000 Afghan refugees in Delhi, 90% of whom belong to the Hindu and Sikh community. The Indian government had been showing discrimination to Afghans by only allowing the Hindu and Sikh refugees while discouraging other religions and ethnicities. This indicated the discriminatory and Hindutva mindset of Indian leadership.
Indians welcoming Afghanis.. pic.twitter.com/OultV4hGw2
— Defender of North Gilgit-Baltistan (@its_Shaji_Syed) September 7, 2021
In addition to that, refugees from Afghanistan are on two years asylum visas. After the expiry of the visa, they have to return to Afghanistan. There is a need to highlight India’s discriminatory role and on the other hand, highlight Pakistan’s role in giving facilities to refugees.
Most Afghan refugees face problems in accessing facilities in India because they lack citizenship. India discriminates and poorly treats the Afghan refugees.
Afghan refugees in India face an uncertain future because of the discriminatory attitude of the Indian government. Afghan nationals first migrated to India during the Soviet war in the late 1970s. Afghan refugees have to struggle for basic amenities like a SIM card and gas cylinder.