Monday, September 17, 2012

Harassed in Pakistan, Homeless in India

"Our girls are not safe in Pakistan. In the recent past, there have been several cases of teenagers being kidnapped, raped and converted to Islam. There is nobody to help us there. Those who refuse to accept Islam are tortured, along with family members," said one of the migrants.

"If Hindu families are provided a visa easily, no one would stay in Pakistan. We were among the lucky few to get a visa. Ever since reports have appeared that many Hindus are leaving Pakistan, authorities are more stringent about giving out visas."

It is not as if the migrants have an easy time on this side of the border, either. No earnest efforts have been made to provide them proper accommodation, as they have no vote in India.
Deccan Herald: Harassed in Pakistan, homeless in India

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