Citizenship to refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan
The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, 11th December 2019 informed that 1595 Pakistani and 391 Afghani have been granted Indian Citizenship during the last three years from 2016 to 2018. In 2019, till 6th December,712 Pakistani and 40 Afghani migrants have been granted citizenship of India.
The Minister also noted that the provision for capturing online citizenship data of migrants from minority communities hailing from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan was introduced in 2018, and as per the data available, 927 Sikhs and Hindus from Pakistan and Afghanistan have been granted the citizenship of India since then.
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