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More Hindu families return with shattered dreams of better life in India

November 27, 2020 | | Share:

Lahore, November 27, 2020 (PPI-OT): Another batch of Pakistanis including large number of Hindu families, who had moved to India believing a better life there, returned to Pakistan through Attari-Wagah border after being disappointed by the worse living conditions in India.

When asked the promises by the Narendra Modi government of providing nationality and facilities to Hindus from all over the world who settle in India, the returning Hindu Pakistanis while talking to media at the “Bab-e-Azadi termed them all farce.

They said that they were promised that they would earn a better livelihood and would have better prospects for their families, however what they witnessed was far from the promises made to them. One of the returning Hindu elder said they were promised that they would get a visa, however there was no such thing and waited for three months. Later the people who had brought them to India also discarded them.

“The deplorable conditions forced us to leave, as what we had in Pakistan was far better than what we were getting,” Shiv Dhan said. When asked the promises by the Narendra Modi government of providing nationality and facilities to Hindus from all over the world who settle in India, he termed it all farce.

“It is not for Pakistani hindus.” Shiv Dhan said throughout their stay in India they witnessed abject poverty, terrible living and economic conditions and equally worse treatment by the Indian government.

“We are glad to be back and would advise all my hindu families not to even think of migrating to India. Pakistan offers much more and much better in reality, as compared to what they offer in mere promises.”

They expressed satisfaction over returning to their “own country” and said they were feeling very much relieved and safe. The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi in a statement said more than 200 Pakistan nationals returned on Thursday. Since 20 March 2020, Pakistan High Commission has facilitated travel of more than 1100 Pakistanis.

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