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Government plans to grant Indian citizenship to Hindu and Sikh refugees, soon

Government plans to grant Indian citizenship to Hindu and Sikh refugees, soon

NEW DELHI: India is readying to grant citizenship to Hindus and Sikhs who have sought refuge in the country from religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan. The home ministry plans to seek cabinet approval ahead of the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament, which starts on July 18, to its proposal to empower district magistrates [...]

July 10, 2016 HHR Archives, India, World Focus 0

Huts of Pak-Hindu refugees burnt down in Jaisalmer

Huts of Pak-Hindu refugees burnt down in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer: The Central government has started the process of giving citizenship to Pak-Hindus by relaxing rules, while some antisocial elements who are unhappy with the move, set fire to huts of Pak-Hindus at Mohangarh area in Jaisalmer district. Demanding justice, the Pak-Hindu migrants took out a procession and submitted a memorandum to the collector. They [...]

June 13, 2016 HHR Archives, India 0

Govt plans ordinance to grant citizenship to Hindu refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan

Govt plans ordinance to grant citizenship to Hindu refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: The government is working on an ordinance to amend the Citizenship Act to grant citizenship to “persecuted” Hindu refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. While the ordinance will cover refugees from three nations, it is primarily aimed at Hindu migrants from Bangladesh who have crossed over into Assam and West Bengal in large [...]

September 4, 2015 HHR Archives, India 0

India’s forgotten refugees: Almost 70 years after fleeing their homes during the Partition of India, the Hindus who still live in abject poverty in Kashmir and are not even allowed to vote

India’s forgotten refugees: Almost 70 years after fleeing their homes during the Partition of India, the Hindus who still live in abject poverty in Kashmir and are not even allowed to vote

Thousands of people caught in poverty because successive governments refuse to change their refugee status Laws mean that the West Pakistan Refugees living in Jammur and Kashmir cannot vote in elections or own property Hopes that election of Hindu nationalist party as a coalition partner could herald historic change for the community As healer Mangu [...]

April 12, 2015 HHR India, World Focus 0

Displacement continues to haunt West Pakistan refugees in Jammu

Displacement continues to haunt West Pakistan refugees in Jammu

Flood-hit families with mud houses near the Tawi fear they will be denied compensation   Displacement continues to haunt octogenarian Beero Devi who, along with her family, has now taken shelter in a make-shift camp set up by the Army for flood-affected families of the “Tawi island” at Government High School, Sura Chak. It is [...]

September 15, 2014 HHR Archives, India 0

Assam : Another Vote-bank experiment leading to a potential Civil War ?

Assam : Another Vote-bank experiment leading to a potential Civil War ?

As far back as 1940 that foremost of Indian revolutionary freedom fighters, Veer Savarkar, 'warned that Assam was being turned into a Muslim-majority region by deliberate design'. By 2008, the number of Bangladeshi infiltrators in India was estimated forty to fifty million.Was Veer Savarkar right ? [...]

July 30, 2012 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, India 11