Frightened families have camped in the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Delhi for the past week, but life has come to a standstill for Dr AS Barak after he learned that his younger brother had been shot dead by the Taliban on Sunday.
dr. AS Barak says the Taliban are hunting him because he worked for US troops.
He told NewsMadura: “I got a call from my cousin in Kabul on Sunday night saying that the Taliban came behind our houses to ask about my younger brother and shot him dead. He was working with the US troops. him out and shot him dead with 6 bullets”
“I protested here in Delhi for another cause and when I heard that my brother had been murdered I immediately went back home when my head started spinning and I got dizzy. I couldn’t talk to my parents because they were in shock and his seniors Later when I spoke to my parents at midnight they cried profusely My younger brother was married and had two sons He was shot in front of everyone They must have records of my brother and they shot my brother because he has worked with the US troops,” he told NewsMadura.
Members of the Afghan community entered the 8th day of their protest at the UNHCR office in Delhi, demanding refugee status and resettlement against the backdrop of the Taliban taking over Afghanistan. Ahmad, who overlooked the protest from day one, told NewsMadura: “We will not leave this until our demands are met. Even if it takes two or three months, we will stay here”.
Soniya Khan, who moved to India from Afghanistan 10 years ago, firmly tells NewsMadura: “We will not move an inch until we get a response from the UNHCR office here”.