Rubble of a Hindu temple demolished in Karachi indiatoday
The Hindu refugees entering India do not have plans to go back to Pakistan and want to settle here permanently. For now, these people will stay in camps for displaced Pakistanis in Dali Bai, Kali Beri and Angnwa, in Rajasthan.
It is a common occurrence of Hindu temples being burnt and demolished or converted into government offices at different places in Pakistan. Despite official promises to rebuild these temples, in many cases, little or no action has been taken to redress the situation.
Maya and Moti, two of the 31 migrants who arrived here few weeks back, said the situation in Pakistan is awful and that they would rather die than return back.
Among other concessions the BJP-led government is all set to offer them include reduction in fees for registration as citizens of India from Rs 15,000 to as low as Rs 100.
There are around 400 Pakistani Hindu refugee settlements in cities like Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Raipur, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Kutch, Bhopal, Indore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Delhi and Lucknow.