Wagah: Two hundred Pakistani Hindus crossed over to India after facing religious persecution in the Islamic nation. They entered India with tourist visas through the Attari-Wagah border, but many say they are not willing to go back to Pakistan because they feel unsafe due to religious persecution.
Some visitors hope they would get Indian citizenship and live in India.
A woman from the group said, “We are not feeling safe in Pakistan. Our girls feel insecure as they fear that they could be kidnapped any time by hardliners while police watch as mute spectators. Our girls cannot walk freely in the north-west area of Pakistan.”
The Shiromani Akali Dal leader, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, received four Dalit Hindu Sikh families and said that they were facing religious persecution in Pakistan. He added that he would pressurize the Central government to give them Indian citizenship.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa said, “4 Hindu-Sikh families have fled Pakistan to save their life and religious faith. I received the family members today at the border. We are meeting HM Amit Shah Ji tomorrow to request him to grant them citizenship at the earliest possible.”
BSF officials are saying that the number of Pakistanis crossing into India has increased after CAA came into effect.