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BJP demands deployment of paramilitary forces in Afghanistan

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, May 2 (UNI) The BJP today urged the Centre to declare Taliban as a terrorist organisation and deploy Indian paramilitary forces in Afghanistan to provide security for Indians working there in the wake of the killing of telecommunication engineer K Suryanarayana.

''The Government of India should take necessary steps suo moto and increase the strength of Indo-Tibetan Border police which is already providing protection to the Indians working in the treacherous terrain of Afghanistan,'' BJP National Secretary B Datattreya demanded in a letter to Union Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed.

In this context, he alleged that Pakistan had left Taliban operatives free to operate on its territory.

In the letter, a copy of which was released to the press, he demanded that the Government should provide at least Rs 20 lakh to the kith and kin of the deceased, besides the financial support rllatives by the company.

With the Taliban militants resorting to inhuman acts allegedly in the name of religion, there is no protection is the threat of abduction and killing of over 2000 Indians, including 1000 from Andhra Pradesh alone working for rebuilding Afghanistan's tattered infrastructure, he said. He all eged that the Centre and Andhra Government did not act in thire to save Suryanarayana.

Lamenting that no insurance company was willing to provide insurance cover for Indians working in Afghanistan, he urged the Union Government to provide insurance cover to those working in Afghanistan.


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