NEW DELHI: The Modi government has decided to issue driving licenses and Aadhar cards to Hindus and other minorities from Pakistan, who escaped persecution and took refuge in India.
Soon, the refugees would be able to purchase houses and apply for PAN cards. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his poll campaign in April 2014 had promised equal rights to Pakistani minority refugees, mostly Hindus, in India. He had said, “Those refugees from Pakistan who come here only for saying Bharat Mata ki Jai ... nobody cares about them.”
He had promised that if BJP was voted to power Pakistani Hindu refugees would be treated like other Indian citizens. Since assuming power, the NDA government has initiated a slew of measures including amending rules to extend citizenship and facilitating Long Term Visa (LTV) for the aggrieved community.