A female resident from Sandur, Ballari, named Tanveen and her Afghan resident husband Syed Jalal were airlifted from Afghanistan after being stranded in Afghanistan as the conditions started worsening. The couple reached New Delhi on Sunday, creating a joyous moment for their family.
Tanveen, who married Afghanistan citizen Sayed Jalal in 2018, has been staying in Kabul for the last three years. Jalal is an engineer and has been working with a construction company there.
They approached the district administration on behalf of their son-in-law. However, the family members were worried when their phones became unreachable. The couple was among the 400-odd Indians who were evacuated from Afghanistan on Sunday.
Abdul Sattar, father of Tanveen said that the Indian embassy has confirmed their return. Tanveen met Syed Jalal while studying engineering and got married in 2018. They reached New Delhi on Sunday after the successful airlift.
A family member of Thanveen said that they have been asking the couple to move back to India for a long time. “They had to stay put as they had jobs there. However, when the situation in the country started worsening, the couple got more and more worried. Thank God they are back home. I request the district administration to make arrangements for us to meet or talk to them.”
The government has continued with the task of rescuing Indian citizens stranded in Afghanistan. Out of seven Kannadigas who returned to their homeland on Sunday, August 22, five were from Mangaluru.
They came back in an Air India Express flight and an Indian Air Force flight. They were taken to Qatar from Afghanistan before bringing them here. They are expected to reach their homes on Monday.