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Taliban Agrees to Let Afghans Leave Country After 31 Aug Deadline: Reports

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Taliban has agreed to continue to allow Afghans to leave the country after US withdrawal deadline of 31 August, reported AFP, citing the German envoy.

Meanwhile, all Afghan nationals must now travel to India only on e-Visa, the Indian government said on Wednesday, 25 August, citing the "prevailing security situation in Afghanistan and streamlining of the visa process by introduction of the e-Emergency X-Misc visa".

"Keeping in view some reports that certain passports of Afghan nationals have been misplaced, previously issued visas to all Afghan nationals, who are presently not in India, stand invalidated with immediate effect. Afghan nationals wishing to travel to India may apply for e-Visa at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in," the Ministry of Home Affairs said.

Further, US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday, that they are currently on pace to finish the evacuation in Afghanistan by 31 August, but added that the completion by that date depended on the Taliban's cooperation and allowing access for evacuees to the airport, with no disruptions.

Snapshot
  • The Taliban has warned that it would not accept any extension of the evacuation deadline

  • A Taliban spokesperson on Tuesday urged skilled Afghans to stop fleeing the country, and asked the US to stop taking 'experts' such as engineers and doctors out of the country

  • The Taliban took over Afghanistan on 15 August, as President Ashraf Ghani fled

  • With the Taliban's takeover, chaos emerged at the airport in Kabul with countries scrambling to evacuate their citizens, and locals desperate to flee the country

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Taliban has agreed to continue to allow Afghans to leave the country after US withdrawal deadline of 31 August, reported AFP, citing the German envoy.

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Published: 25 Aug 2021, 8:48 AM IST
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