Topyaps Logo

Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo

Topyaps menu

Responsive image

Hindu Immigrants From Pakistan, Bangladesh Will Be Able To Get Indian Citizenship Soon

Published on 3 June, 2016 at 8:04 pm By

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is ready with a draft amendment for the Citizenship Act, 1955 which will enable thousands of Pakistani and Bangladeshi Hindu and Sikh refugees staying in India claim Indian citizenship.

Granting citizenship to Hindu and Sikh refugees fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan and Bangladesh has been a prime agenda of the Modi Government.


Advertisement

 

Pak Hindus (1)

 

As of now, all migrants are tagged as “illegal immigrants”. The numbers of Hindus in Pakistan and Bangladesh have only decreased over the years with thousands fleeing into India to escape unmentionable atrocities on them committed by a handful of yet very powerful fundamentalists.

The Indian government’s move will reportedly help approximately 2 lakh persecuted refugees in India. Estimates suggest that between 2000 and 5000 refugees arrive in India each year.

 



Pak Hindus (2)


Advertisement

 

But the government has made it clear that only those escaping religious and political persecution will be benefit from the amendment.

Those seeking economic migration will not benefit from the amendment.

How the government will determine the kind of refugee is based on the internationally accepted definition of a refugee and the norms.

 

A migrant camp for Hindu immigrants from Pakistan in Delhi. BBC

A migrant camp for Hindu immigrants from Pakistan in Delhi. BBC

Many Hindu refugees from Pakistan live in Delhi. They say that they were always treated like “second-class citizens” and their girls “sexually harassed” by some fundamentalist Pakistanis.


Advertisement

Reports indicate that the amendment does not cover Muslim refugees from Pakistan and, especially, Bangladesh. The “illegal immigrant” in India is usually used to describe Bangladeshi Muslims.

Advertisement

Latest Stories

TamilRockers Leaked Nishbdham and Ka Pae Ranasingam leaked Within Hours of OTT Release

TamilRockers Leaked Nishbdham and Ka Pae Ranasingam leaked Within Hours of OTT Release


An Innovative News Platform Is Gaining Its Momentum In Asia

An Innovative News Platform Is Gaining Its Momentum In Asia


How Can You Get Survival Benefits with a Term Plan?

How Can You Get Survival Benefits with a Term Plan?


The Top 10 Rich People Who Were Once Poor

The Top 10 Rich People Who Were Once Poor


Sufiyum Sujathayum Full Movie Leaked on Tamilrockers

Sufiyum Sujathayum Full Movie Leaked on Tamilrockers


Advertisement

Most Searched

More From Politics

Popular on The Web