Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan on August 15, many are fleeing the country to escape the brutalities of the Taliban. Except one or two, all Hindus and Sikhs have fled the country.
Hindi newspaper Dainik Bhaskar published a story on Sunday (August 29) to whitewash the takeover of the businesses left behind by the fleeing Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan.
The story claimed that fleeing Hindus and Sikhs have left behind businesses which are being taken care of by the locals. It even quotes a local resident to substantiate the story.
The story by Dainik Bhaskar does not quote any Hindu or Sikh who have fled Afghanistan to know what happened to their properties.
But, the Hindus and Sikhs who have fled Afghanistan to escape the Taliban brutalities don’t expect to get anything back.
A case in point is closer home. Some mainstream media outlets publish stories from time to time to describe how the properties of Kashmiri Pandits were looked after by the locals once the Islamists forced them to flee Kashmir. Occasionally, they also publish stories of some local Muslims performing last rites of some Kashmiri Pandits.
The reality remains Kashmiri Pandits could never get back their properties.