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Tortured Hindus of Pakistan are unaware about CAA, said – had they known, they would have come earlier

CAA India News: India has recently implemented the provisions of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act-2019 i.e. CAA. This law was made to provide Indian citizenship to the persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. That is, non-Muslim refugees who came to India from these countries before December 31, 2014, will be given citizenship. But you will be surprised to know that most of the persecuted Hindus and other minorities of Pakistan are not aware of this law of India.

The Times of India in its report quoted Pakistani Hindu Amit Kumar as saying that he was living the life of a “second class citizen”. Amit Kumar, a businessman from Sanghar district of southern Sindh province of Pakistan, wants to come to India as soon as possible. He says, “I am seriously thinking of settling there. At least I won’t be killed there (in India) because of my religion.” Amit belongs to a growing tribe of religious minorities in Pakistan who are clearly looking for an exit but are largely unaware of the intricacies of India’s Citizenship Amendment Act.

Over the past two decades, dozens of Pakistani Hindu refugees have come to India due to socio-political and religious persecution. They were feeling unsafe in the Muslim-majority country. Kidnapping, blasphemy allegations, attacks on places of worship and forced conversion of Hindu girls are some of the reasons for this migration. According to the report, Iqbal Masih, a resident of Islamabad’s Christian Colony, is also unaware of the CAA, but has no qualms in fleeing the place if he is eligible for Indian citizenship. He says, “If I had known such a law was being made, I would have tried to flee to India long ago.”

Representatives of minority groups say that they need to understand the significance of CAA before giving any consideration to the law. For many Pakistani Hindus, Sikhs and Christians, coming to India is not an easy option due to the limitations of the CAA. Most of them are economically deprived. “Given our social and financial condition, it will be more challenging for us to make a fresh start in India,” said Jaswant Singh, a Sikh cloth merchant from Peshawar. Pakistan’s 19 lakh strong Hindu community constitutes about 1.2% of the population.

A day earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is a part of India and the people there, irrespective of religion, are Indians. He strongly defended the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) 2019, saying that this law was made to provide Indian citizenship to the persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

He said that at the time of partition, the Hindu population in Pakistan was 23 percent, which has now come down to two percent, the number of Hindus in Bangladesh has come down from 22 percent to 10 percent and the number of Sikhs in Afghanistan has come down from two lakh to only 378. Has been. “We have fulfilled the promise made by Congress leaders,” he said.

Asked about keeping Muslims out of the ambit of the CAA, the Home Minister said all three countries have been declared Islamic nations and Muslims do not face persecution there. He said, “Nobody will lose their citizenship because of CAA. I would tell Muslim brothers and sisters not to listen to the opposition. The opposition is again just playing politics with you.

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