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Please understand our pain, don't protest against amended Citizenship Act: Pakistani Hindus

Meera Das, 40, a Pakistani Hindu refugee named her granddaughter 'Nagrikta' after the parliament passed the controversial Citizenship Act.

Published: 24th December 2019 02:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2019 02:50 PM   |  A+A-

Hindu refugees who migrated from Sindh province of Pakistan display their passports as they support the Citizenship Amendment Act in Ahmadabad, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019.

Hindu refugees who migrated from Sindh province of Pakistan display their passports as they support the Citizenship Amendment Act in Ahmadabad, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Pakistani Hindus living in various parts of the national capital on Tuesday "appealed" to people to "understand their pain" and not protest against the amended citizenship law.

Meera Das (40), the grandmother of a month-old baby girl who was named "Nagrikta" after Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill, said, "We left behind our home, land everything in Pakistan. This is our home now.

"Where will we go if you won't accept us? Please understand our pain and don't protest something heals our wounds."

Sona Das, 42, who left his home in Hyderabad, Pakistan, and came to Delhi in 2011, said at a press conference, "Had you gone through what we have endured, you would have never protested. The law gives us a new lease of life."

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