The people residing in ‘Pakistan Wali Gali’ in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath to approve the name change of their colony.
Residents of “Pakistan Wali Gali” in Greater Noida request PM Modi & CM Yogi Adityanath to change the name of their colony; say, “we are Indians. 4 of our ancestors came here from Pakistan a long time ago. But still, even our Aadhar card has “Pakistan Wali Gali” written on them” pic.twitter.com/hYHWDezydk
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“We are Indians. Only four of our ancestors came here from Pakistan a long time ago. But still, even our Aadhar card has “Pakistan Wali Gali” written on them. We are part of this country then why are we being segregated in the name of Pakistan,” a local alleged expressing resentment over the discrimination they face due to their localities name.
The area comprising of about 70 houses got its name after some people came and settled down there from Pakistan during partition. The residents, however, said that if their ancestors came from Pakistan it was not their fault.
The residents wanted a name change as they were not being able to access basic amenities provided by the government due to the locality’s name, residents alleged. Recounting their ordeal, they said they want employment and affordable education for their children.