Will leave Afghanistan if our security not ensured: NepalisNepali migrant workers deployed for the security of the British Embassy in Kabul have complained that they could not communicate their problems with Nepal’s acting ambassador to Afghanistan Tirtha Raj Aryal during his visit.
Nepali migrant workers deployed for the security of the British Embassy in Kabul have complained that they could not communicate their problems with Nepal’s acting ambassador to Afghanistan Tirtha Raj Aryal during his visit.
Aryal visited the British Embassy in Kabul on Friday to take stock of the situation of the Nepali security guards. He held meetings with the Nepali workers from 12pm to 2pm (local time). “We are happy that our ambassador came to assess our situation. But we were not allowed to put forth our views in group,” a Nepali security guard deputed for the security of the British Embassy told the Post over phone. “Only two-three of our colleagues were allowed to speak. But they could not express our problems freely.”
The disgruntled Nepali workers have urged the Nepali Embassy to make arrangements for the ambassador to visit Anjuman Camp, where they reside, and hold group discussions with them.
American security services company, G4S Secure Solution, has deployed nearly 400 Nepali guards for the security of the British Embassy, diplomatic staffers, and Common Wealth Office in the Afghan capital.
“If only a few people are allowed to speak, we’ll be targeted by the company. We want to tell the ambassador about the challenges we have been facing. But we didn’t get an opportunity for it,” said the Nepali working in Kabul for the past nine years.
The Nepali guards are worried about having to commute to their workplace from the camp without security. They have requested the Nepali embassy to ask the company to arrange for their stay in the same place where the others reside.
“It’s hard for us to work in Afghanistan in the current situation,” said another Nepali, adding that they were considering leaving the war-torn country if they continued to feel insecure.