A Pakistani Hindu demographic survey, western Rajasthan

Authored by: Natasha Raheja

The Routledge Handbook of Refugees in India

Print publication date:  March  2022
Online publication date:  March  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367531096
eBook ISBN: 9781003246800
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The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs enables Hindu minorities from neighbouring countries to seek refuge in India on the basis of religious persecution. According to local police estimates, nearly 2,000 Pakistani Hindus migrate to Rajasthan each year on this basis. Pakistani Hindus arrive on short-term visit or pilgrimage visas and subsequently apply for long-term visas and residence permits as a pathway to Indian citizenship.

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