Hindu migrants from Pak living in unhygienic condition in Delhi: PIL

Hindu migrants from Pakistan are living in the national capital in "unhygienic and unhealthy conditions", a PIL moved in the Delhi High Court claimed on Monday as it sought directions to the Centre for provision of basic amenities to them.

New Delhi: Hindu migrants from Pakistan are living in the national capital in "unhygienic and unhealthy conditions", a PIL moved in the Delhi High Court claimed on Monday as it sought directions to the Centre for provision of basic amenities to them.

The public interest litigation (PIL) contended that over 1000 Hindu families from Pakistan who have migrated to Delhi were living in small clusters in different parts of the city, mainly around Rohini, Majnu ka Tila and Bijwasan.

Referring to news articles, the petition claimed that the migrants were "living in the most unhygienic and unhealthy conditions and despite authorities having full knowledge and awareness about the same, have not taken any effective measure to provide them with even bare minimum necessities of life."

The petitioner, Ajay Gautam, has also claimed in his plea that prior to moving the court, he had moved a representation before the Lt Governor on December 19, 2014, but till date no requisite action has been taken by the authorities.

He has alleged that the migrants have applied for Indian citizenship and their applications have been pending with Ministry of External Affairs for a long time.

The petition is expected to come up for hearing this week.

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