Pakistani refugees head back after losing faith in securing Indian citizenship

A batch of Pakistani Hindu and Sikh refugees living in India will head back on Thursday, giving up on their dreams of acquiring Indian citizenship in the face of financial hardships. The government has yet to notify the rules of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) nearly a year after it was passed by the Parliament. “We came to India in search of better livelihood. The refugees are among the 243 Pakistani nationals, including those stranded in India because of COVID-19, who have been permitted to travel via the Wagah border.

 

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