Nurse from Kolkata’s Behala stranded in Kabul – Times of India

Kolkata News

KOLKATA: A nursing staff from Sakherbazar in Behala, who got married to an Afghan national in 2000 and had moved to the outskirts of Kabul in 2002, is now stuck in Kabul with her two children.
Since 2002, Sanghamitra Dafadar has been staying there, but life has not been the same. She is separated from her husband for the past couple of years. She works in Sharana provincial hospital as a nurse and is living with her 19-yearold son and seven-year-old daughter. She earlier had worked at a city hospital in Ekbalpore.
She had appealed to the Indian authority to rescue her and her children as she stated that reaching the airport is difficult as Taliban are opening fire at random near the airport.
Sanghamitra said: “I don’t have anyone here. I am totally at a loss with my two children. I want to be back home to Kolkata. I am not getting any help from anyone here. I want to be in Kolkata with my two children. But whom shall I contact?”
Her elderly parents at Behala are worried about the worsening situation in Afghanistan.
“On August 15, she called to say that she was unsure whether she could return to Kolkata alive. We are sitting at home amid a great fear,” said her mother Ruby.
Ruby said that her grandson Arbaz Khan was asked to join Taliban and since then the family is staying inside the home in a complete lockdown situation.
Rajib Guha, a cousin, said they are writing to the ministry of external affairs for help.
Jinnar Ali of NATC, an NGO, said they had written to the MEA for evacuation of Sanghamitra and her children.