Abdul Rahman Rashid, the Taliban’s Deputy Minister of Refugees, urged Afghan refugees to keep away from participating in demonstrations held in Iran and Pakistan.
The Taliban consultant stated in a video message that was launched on November 23 that “the demonstrations are their (Iran and Pakistan’s) home affairs, their individuals are demonstrating, don’t damage your life,” reported The Khaama Press.
Rashid added that these protests are inner problems with the respective nations and Afghan nationals mustn’t take part in them.
The Taliban’s name to Afghan refugees comes whereas Iranian residents have been holding nationwide protests for a number of weeks throughout Iran.
Iranian girl Mahsa Amini, 22, died whereas being held by the Iranian Morality Police for not observing the necessary hijab, prompting an unprecedented flurry of public protests in opposition to the Iranian authorities.
These widespread protests sparked by Amini’s dying, are one of many greatest challenges confronted by the Iranian authorities and management after the 1979 revolution.
Nevertheless, to date, the Iranian authorities has not spoken concerning the participation of Afghan immigrants within the demonstrations.
On Tuesday, Iran’s judiciary introduced that the federal government of Iran had arrested 40 overseas residents in reference to the nation’s latest protests. Nevertheless, it has not revealed extra details about the id of the arrested people.
Previous to the Taliban taking management of Afghanistan, 3.4 million Afghan immigrants–nearly two million of them have been undocumented–lived in Iran, based on statistics from the UN Excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), reported Khaama Press.
Nevertheless, UNHCR stated that after August final 12 months when the Taliban took management of Afghanistan, a whole lot of hundreds of Afghans fled to Iran.
In the meantime, Pakistan can be in turmoil resulting from political instability, after Imran Khan, the previous prime minister of Pakistan was ousted. Violent protests by his supporters occurred parallel with protests in Iran, reported Khaama Press.
Whereas the ousted PM of Pakistan sustained a shot in his leg in a protest on November 6, he acknowledged that the protest marches in direction of Islamabad would resume.
Though the UN Worldwide Group for Migration (IOM) estimates that there at the moment are 1.3 million Afghan immigrants residing in Pakistan lawfully, it is usually believed that a whole lot of hundreds of Afghan immigrants are additionally residing there irregularly, reported Khaama Press.
(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)
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