Monday, November 30, 2020
Home News Reports Majnu Ka Tila: Hindu refugee family from Pakistan name their daughter 'Nagrikta (Citizenship)', father...

Majnu Ka Tila: Hindu refugee family from Pakistan name their daughter ‘Nagrikta (Citizenship)’, father says she is ‘India’s daughter’

Other family members said that they request other political parties not to oppose the bill in the Rajya Sabha today.

The passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Lok Sabha has given hope and a lifeline to persecuted Hindus of Pakistan, who are currently living in the country as refugees.

While several Pakistani Hindu refugees staying across India have been cheering for the Citizenship Bill and thanking PM Modi and Amit Shah, the Pakistani Hindus living in Majnu Ka Tila, a refugee camp in Delhi, have particularly been ecstatic with the news. They believe that if the bill is cleared, it will help them get Indian citizenship and end their life in exile.

Hoping to now get the Indian citizenship after the long struggle, the Hindu refugees celebrated at Majnu Ka Tila by dancing and playing the drums. These Hindu refugees from Pakistan were so happy that a Hindu refugee family living there for the past 7 years, on Tuesday (December 10, 2019) named the daughter born to them as ‘Nagrikta (Citizenship)’. The girl’s father said – She is India’s daughter.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZFGPIfLwTc]

While the new born’s mother, Aarti said, “By getting citizenship, one will get freedom. We can do some good business. Today is the day we have been waiting for seven years”, the child’s father said that he was very happy with this bill, so he named his daughter citizenship. He hoped that now after living in India for the last 7 years they will get citizenship easily. Meanwhile, other family members said that they request to all other political parties not to oppose the bill.

When OpIndia team approached another Hindu refugee living there and asked him about the oppression he faced while living in Pakistan, he got very emotional. He said that the life of Hindu in Pakistan is miserable and that it is a punishment for Hindus to live there.

He said that Hindus are treated like garbage in Pakistan. “Here in India, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians are all brothers. India is the place where we Hindus are safe, so we have come from Pakistan to live here, said the refugee. He also requested all political parties to support the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha so that their future that of their children’s can be improved.

These Hindus from Pakistan hope that they will soon get Indian citizenship and their refugee identity will end. Most of these refugees say that the decision to leave their home in Pakistan was not easy for them. But they had no other way. These Pakistani Hindus had to leave their country due to religious discrimination and forced persecution.

On Monday, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed with a majority of 311 votes against 80 votes in Lok Sabha. It seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees who came from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan on or before December 31, 2014. Today, it is facing scrutiny in the Rajya Sabha.

The proposed legislation applies to those who were forced to seek shelter in India due to persecution on the ground of religion. It aims to protect such people from proceedings of illegal migration. The cut-off date for citizenship is December 31, 2014, which means the applicant should have entered India on or before that date.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Farmer thanks PM Modi for mentioning him during Mann Ki Baat, narrates how the passage of Farm Bills helped him

PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat speech came just as the issue has been raked up once again as ‘farmers’ from Punjab and Haryana have marched towards Delhi to protest against the farm bills.

SFJ ads appear on YouTube offering $10m support for farmers, in return, wants Sikhs to join ‘Khalistan movement’: Details

Amid ongoing farmers’ protests in Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi, it is evident that Khalistani supporters have hijacked the protests and now, they are running ads on YouTube

A year after quitting Congress over ‘petty politics’, Urmila set to join Shiv Sena, to be nominated as MLC

Urmila Matondkar is expected to be nominated as MLC by the Shiv Sena led Maharashtra government

Indian man proposes to his Australian girlfriend during Ind vs Aus cricket match, here is what happened next

While India's performance has been below par, netizens found happiness in the unusual proposal that became the highlight of the match.

NIA refutes claims about ‘activist’ Stan Swamy’s straw and sipper seized by agency. Read details

NIA stated that when Stan Swamy's personal search was undertaken in presence of two independent witnesses no such straw or sipper was found on him as claimed by him.

France, Germany, UK and all other countries we should boycott for using water cannon and tear gas

As a newly woke nation, we also have a moral responsibility to oppose other countries that carry out atrocities such as using water cannons on protesters.

Recently Popular

Wife of late Wajid Khan writes on her sufferings in an inter-faith marriage, says anti-conversion law should be nationalised

Wife of late music composer Wajid Khan wrote how her husband and his family had been forcing her to convert to Islam after their marriage

Actor Deep Sandhu disappoints Barkha Dutt after she provides platform to ‘distance himself’ from OpIndia report that he supports Khalistan

Barkha Dutt lamented after actor Deep Sidhu refused to condemn Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and to call him terrorist on her YouTube channel

Who is the man in farmer protest video, lying about ‘govt snatching farmland’: Profile of an actor and Khalistan supporter

Khalistan supporter Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu has been seen spreading the lie that govt will snatch farmer's land using the new farm laws

‘Will not say Jai Hind, will teach lesson to Modi like we taught Indira’: Khalistani protester in presence of AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan

Sikh protester threatens to teach Modi a lesson in the save way they taught Indira Gandhi in the presence of AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan

Indian man proposes to his Australian girlfriend during Ind vs Aus cricket match, here is what happened next

While India's performance has been below par, netizens found happiness in the unusual proposal that became the highlight of the match.

As Iran vows to avenge their nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh’s murder, read how 62-member squad planned and carried out his assassination

The killing of Fakhrizadeh is the latest in the serious high-profile assassinations of people belonging to Iranian regime since the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani.

Farmer thanks PM Modi for mentioning him during Mann Ki Baat, narrates how the passage of Farm Bills helped him

PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat speech came just as the issue has been raked up once again as ‘farmers’ from Punjab and Haryana have marched towards Delhi to protest against the farm bills.

Rebellion inside Rahul’s Congress grows, Anand Sharma defies party line, hails PM Modi for visit to Coronavirus vaccine hubs

A day after Congress criticised PM Modi's visit to Coronavirus vaccine hubs, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma has defied the party line

From support for zamindars to ‘protest will help overthrow Modi govt’: A saga of clueless people at farmer protest

A series of interview of protestors by the team of Know the Nation reveals how many of these protestors are completely clueless about why they are there

SFJ ads appear on YouTube offering $10m support for farmers, in return, wants Sikhs to join ‘Khalistan movement’: Details

Amid ongoing farmers’ protests in Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi, it is evident that Khalistani supporters have hijacked the protests and now, they are running ads on YouTube

President of farmer organisation says they will block all five entry points to Delhi because Burari park is an ‘open jail’: Details

The farmers protesting against the Modi government over new farm laws have rejected Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s proposal for a discussion on their grievances.

A year after quitting Congress over ‘petty politics’, Urmila set to join Shiv Sena, to be nominated as MLC

Urmila Matondkar is expected to be nominated as MLC by the Shiv Sena led Maharashtra government

‘Haven’t you seen how they cry, do ‘haye tauba’: Here is what Amit Shah said, responding to Owaisi’s comment about illegal Rohingyas

Amit Shah said when he takes action against Rohingyas and Bangladeshis back, leaders like Owaisi stand against him in Lok Sabha.

Indian man proposes to his Australian girlfriend during Ind vs Aus cricket match, here is what happened next

While India's performance has been below par, netizens found happiness in the unusual proposal that became the highlight of the match.

NIA refutes claims about ‘activist’ Stan Swamy’s straw and sipper seized by agency. Read details

NIA stated that when Stan Swamy's personal search was undertaken in presence of two independent witnesses no such straw or sipper was found on him as claimed by him.

France, Germany, UK and all other countries we should boycott for using water cannon and tear gas

As a newly woke nation, we also have a moral responsibility to oppose other countries that carry out atrocities such as using water cannons on protesters.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
490,968FollowersFollow
20,200SubscribersSubscribe