Taliban not to force Hindus to wear badges

Islamabad, June 27: Bowing to international pressure, the Taliban government in Afghanistan has agreed not to force Hindus to wear yellow badges, a Pakistani daily reported on Wednesday. This issue has created a world-wide stir.

According to a fresh understanding reached between the Taliban and the Hindu community, the Hindus would be issued identification cards and they would be required to keep them in their pockets and produce them whenever needed, The News daily quoting diplomstic sources reported.

It said two Pakistani diplomats--additional secretary foreign office Aziz Ahmad Khan and Pakistan's ambassador to Kabul Arif Ayub--met Afghan Foreign Minister Maulvi Mutawakil recently and convinced him to reconsider the militia's decision. (PTI)