Jodhpur: While the surgical strikes by the Indian Army in PoK has sent much of the nation into a jubilant frenzy, it has mounted pressure on the minority Hindu community in Pakistan, forcing many more to abandon their homes and seek refuge in India.
The influx of Pakistani-Hindu migrants entering India via the Thar Express, that connects Karachi to Jodhpur, has increased significantly.
Last week 31 Pakistani-Hindus arrived in India via the Thar Express and even as they struggle to get a permanent residence in India, another 216 Pak-Hindus arrived in Jodhpur on Thursday.
The refugees have come to India by availing pilgrimage visas and have denied going back to Pakistan with plans to settle here permanently. For now, these people will stay in camps for displaced Pakistanis in Dali Bai, Kali Beri and Angnwa, in Rajasthan.
Emphasising that the situation back at Pakistan was awful, Maya and Moti, two of the 31 migrants who arrived here last week, said that they would rather die than return back.
Head of the Frontiers Works Organisation Hindu Singh Sodha said that due to atrocities in Pakistan, the number of Hindu migrants coming to India has increased and people are arriving in Jodhpur on pilgrim visas and creating new problems for the government....