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919 Pakistani Hindus eligible for Indian citizenship

The Rajasthan government has initiated a process to grant Indian citizenship to 919 Pakistani Hindus who migrated to India before December 31, 2004, the Deccan Chronicle reported on Friday. The administration has asked such migrants to submit relevant documents and other details for this purpose. The DC report quoted additional magistrate of Jodhpur Rajendra Singh Rathore as saying: “As per our record, these 919 Pakistani Hindu nationals have completed seven years of their stay in India, the basic eligibility to apply for citizenship.
“We have asked them to follow the procedure and if they fulfill all conditions, including fees, they will be granted citizenship,” Rathore added. The step comes weeks after many Hindus from Balochistan and Sindh have reportedly migrated to India due to lack of security and persecution of their community.

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