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Afghan child denied burial in Pakistan: locals say ‘Bury in India’

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Ground Report | New Delhi: A 10-year-old Afghan boy drowned in a boat capsize in Afghanistan. His body was recovered from Pakistan’s Warsak Dam, but locals in the Chamkani area of ​​Peshawar Pakistan refused to allow the child’s burial.

“Our child went missing a week ago when a boat capsized in the middle of a river in Afghanistan. The body was recovered a week later from Pakistan’s Warsak Dam. Due to the deteriorating condition of the body, we decided to bury it in Peshawar but the locals refused to bury the body by filling the excavated grave.

Sher Wali Afghan, the uncle of a 10-year-old Afghan boy who drowned, about a week ago, a boat capsized in a river in Afghanistan and about 15 people on board drowned, including his nephew.

According to the report of, The Independent Urdu “We tried to find the body there but did not find it. A week ago, the Khyber District administration contacted Afghan refugees that the body of a child had come to Pakistan from Afghanistan floating in the river so that their heirs could be rescued,” he said. To be detected.

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“We recognized the baby because my nephew had six fingers on his hand and that sign made it easier for us to identify him,” said Sher Ali. “We then went to Khyber District to collect the body and informed our relatives living in the Chamkani area of ​​Peshawar to arrange a funeral,” he added.

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A video of the incident is also circulating on social media, in which a local man can be heard saying that the child’s relative has insulted the Pakistani flag, so they will not allow the child to be buried here.

He said: ‘The child’s parents lived in Pakistan for decades but later moved back to Afghanistan. There is no evidence that locals were talking about desecrating the flag. Even if a relative of the child has done so, he has done something very wrong, but why was the child’s body being punished?

Sher Ali said: ‘We were told to bury the child in India. We have been living in Peshawar for a long time and we love Pakistan but some locals embarrassed us in front of those who offered condolences.

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Since the child’s body was not allowed for burial, the family has decided to move him to Afghanistan. “At around 6 pm, we reached the Khyber District Hospital to get the necessary documents for the transfer,” Sher Ali said. “After receiving documents from the hospital, we reached the Torkham border at night, where we were told that permission from the Afghan consulate in Peshawar was required to transfer the body,” he said.

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Thus, Sher Ali arrived at the Afghan consulate in Peshawar at night to obtain a permit. “After getting permission, we moved the body to Afghanistan and the baby was buried there,” he said.

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