In a historic step by the state of Gujarat, 108 Hindu refugees from Pakistan have been granted Indian citizenship. This is great news for this moment, which can symbolize a new beginning for these migrants. With this big and important step, the Government of Gujarat has supported these migrants in starting their new lives and provided them with a new identity and a permanent home. These people are very happy after getting Indian citizenship and are thanking the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
108 migrants from Pakistan are very happy after getting Indian citizenship. They are thanking Modi ji and have also told the media about the environment of Pakistan. How women are mistreated in Pakistan. Hindus are harassed and forced to convert.
There has been a surge in violence and theft in Pakistan, leading to a situation where women are restricted from venturing out past 8:00 p.m. There is difficulty in moving around, there is difficulty in eating and drinking. One has to face a lot of problems in Pakistan. A migrant from Pakistan believes that the person sitting on the road with a bowl in India is happy here but unhappy in Pakistan. Our sisters there are not able to go out of the house. We cannot educate our girls and the second biggest fact is that they kidnap them at the age of 12-13 and convert them.
108 migrants from Pakistan in Gujarat were granted citizenship by State Home Minister Harsh Shanghvi in Ahmedabad today. On this occasion, Ahmedabad District Collector Praveena DK, Ahmedabad MLA, President and members of Sindh Minority Migrant Association, 108 beneficiaries, and their families were present.
So far, more than 1200 Pakistani Hindu immigrants have been granted Indian citizenship by the Ahmedabad District Collectorate. It is noteworthy that the Gazette Notifications of 2016 and 2018 empower the District Collectors of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Kutch of Gujarat to grant Indian citizenship to people of minority communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan after following the process under the Citizenship Act.