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18 Hindu Refugees From Pakistan Granted Indian Citizenship In Ahmedabad

Mumbai: In a recent development, Gujarat Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi gave Indian citizenship to eighteen Hindu refugees from Pakistan who were living in Ahmedabad.

According to an official statement, gazette notifications from 2016 and 2018 provide the district collectors of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Kutch in the state the authority to award Indian citizenship to members of minority populations from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

It further stated that as a result, 1167 Hindu refugees from Pakistan who were living in the Ahmedabad district have now been granted Indian citizenship.

Sanghavi granted Indian citizenship to the migrants at the camp set up at the district collector’s office and asked them to cooperate in order to bring the dream of a new India to reality.

“It is anticipated that every one of you will be resolute in taking part in the nation’s development,” he stated, saying that the federal and state governments were dedicated to integrating all those who had acquired Indian citizenship into the mainstream of society.

According to him, extraordinary efforts have been taken by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enable the persecuted minority of Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan to obtain Indian citizenship swiftly and conveniently.

Coincidentally, the Union government declared on March 11 that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 would be put into effect, allowing undocumented non-Muslim migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan to become citizens.

This means that persecuted non-Muslim migrants from the three countries—Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis, and Christians—will now be able to apply for Indian nationality under the Modi administration.

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