The Gujarat government on Saturday handed over the citizenship of India to 41 Hindus of Pakistan. This information has been given in an official release of the state government. In the office of Ahmedabad Collector Sandpi Sagale, 41 people were given citizenship of India. Pakistani Hindus welcomed this move of the government. Pakistani Hindus expressed happiness over getting Indian citizenship.
Ahmedabad Collector Sandpi Sagale told that the people who have been given citizenship are in the age group of 14 to 70 years. He said that applications come to us and before the citizenship is issued, we check and work on the documents. He told that till now 971 Hindus who came from Pakistan have been given citizenship.
75 Hindu refugees settled in Indore got citizenship
Let us tell that Hindu refugees who settled in India from Pakistan years ago have been given citizenship from time to time. But citizenship has been given. Earlier, the Madhya Pradesh government had also given citizenship to 75 people. 75 Hindu refugees settled in Indore from Pakistan were given Indian citizenship last year.
It is worth noting that Indore in Madhya Pradesh is a city where a large number of Hindus from Pakistan live. People of Sindhi society came from Pakistan years ago and settled in Indore. Although, most of these refugees have got Indian citizenship, but there are still a large number of refugees in India who have not got Indian citizenship.