Decision of Modi to provide Indian citizenship to Pakistani Sindhi Hindus makes him popular in Sindh
Karachi, Pakistan: The decision of Indian government to provide citizenship to Pakistan Sindhi Hindu has made Indian Prime Minister popular in Sindh.
According to Hindus from Pakistani Sindh, a long pending issue is being resolved by Modi government. This is making him more popular among Sindhis.
It may be mentioned that some 10,000 families have migrated from Pakistan and settled down in various parts of Uttar Pradesh on long-term visas (LGTs) – but as Pakistani citizens.
Now, a home ministry task force has begun reviewing the issue and checking their documents like passports, visas etc. A ministry team met 290 of them and a middle-level official of the ministry interacted with the Sindhi families and took their representations for further action.
Home ministry Joint Secretary G.K. Dwivedi, State Home Secretary Neena Sharma, Lucknow police chief Praveen Kumar and an additional district magistrate also participated in the meeting, viewed as the first step towards meeting a long-pending demand, report an Indian newspaper.
Online registrations have begun and 140 people have applied for Indian citizenship while 150 have sought extension of their long-term vias, an official said.
24 hour Door Darshan Sindhi channel reported that Modi has sanctioned a big project to save the great heritage of Indus Valley Civilisation which according to Modi is not of only Sindhis but belongs to all Indians. This is a far reaching initiative of Modi government.