Pak Hindus launch protest to seek Indian citizenship
Islamabad: Pakistani Hindu pilgrims staged a protest outside Rajasthan’s state legislature in a bid to seek political asylum in India.
Hindu Singh Sodha, the president of Seemant Lok Sangthan (SLS), an organisation that works for the welfare of Hindus, said that they had come from far-flung areas to seek Indian citizenship.
“These Hindus are the most persecuted people of the Indian subcontinent – but regrettably the Indian government is not doing anything for them,” Sodha said while addressing the gathering.
According to the Express Tribune, protesters marched on the streets of Jaipur and shouted, “We’ve been persecuted and look towards India for help”.
Later, the protesters carrying placards and banners staged a sit-in outside the state assembly.
The SLS demands Indian citizenship for Pakistani Hindus who, according to them, have fled persecution and discrimination.
The organisation also calls for a cut in new visa fee as most Pakistani Hindus are too poor to pay the fee.
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