‘For Us, India was the only hope’: Pakistani Hindus, Sikhs Rally in Amritsar hailing Modi government for CAARepresentative Image. (Pakistani Hindu refugees)

A large number of Hindu and Sikh migrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan came out on streets in Amritsar thanking the Modi government for bringing the Citizenship Amendment Act, reports Times of India.

“We came from Pakistan and all these years we were known to be Pakistanis in Amritsar but after CAA coming into effect we will be known as proud Indians” said Saran Singh who had migrated from Pakistan over two decades ago and has been living in Amritsar trying to hide his Pakistani identity, read the TOI report.

He also added that after the act, he himself along with other migrants will become proud citizens of India and that they no longer will have to hide their identity from people.

“Centre has paved way to make us citizens of India and we all humbly request Punjab governments to not create obstacles,” he added in relation to the reports that Punjab government would not let legislation to be implemented in the state.

Another migrant named Hardwari Lal said that CAA is a godsend gift to them as earlier they faced a lot of troubles in extending Visa and getting their children admitted in schools.

Further, he added “There are countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan where a persecuted Muslim could settle but for Hindus India was the only hope and now finally we have seen light at the end of tunnel.”

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