Hindu pilgrims stopped at Wagah

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August 11, 2012

Lahore: Pakistan Rangers on Friday stopped 100 Hindus pilgrims from entering India at the Wagah Border.

According to Rangers officials, the pilgrims were stopped due to issues with their immigration documents.

Rangers officials added that these pilgrims would be allowed to travel to India when their No Objection Certificates (NOCs) were received.

August 11, 2012

Lahore: Pakistan Rangers on Friday stopped 100 Hindus pilgrims from entering India at the Wagah Border.

According to Rangers officials, the pilgrims were stopped due to issues with their immigration documents.

Rangers officials added that these pilgrims would be allowed to travel to India when their No Objection Certificates (NOCs) were received.

Later the families of two Hindu doctors were permitted to travel to India.

On Thursday, Interior Minister Rehman Malik termed the migration of families belonging to Hindu community from Jacobabad as a conspiracy against Pakistan.

The minister, while replying to a question about the migration of 60 Hindu families to India, said the government had been determined to provide complete security to the minorities.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Thursday took notice of the purported migration of Hindu families from Jacobabad to India on account of the perceived law and order situation.

The chief minister directed the Minister for Excise, Mukesh Kumar Chawla, to visit Jacobabad and inquire into the matter and submit a report within three days.

A section of the media reported on Wednesday that around 60 Hindu families had migrated to India due to insecurity.

The report said that migration of Hindu families mostly in Jacobabad and Ghotki districts had started around six to eight months ago on account of the fear triggered by the poor law and order situation in addition to alleged forced conversions.


Courtesy: pakistannews