BJP wakes up to Hindu plight, demands citizenship for Hindu refugees as per constitution

Published: Monday, May 14,2012, 22:52 IST
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BJP has finally woken up to the plight of Hindu refugees. BJP President Nitin Gadkari has said that the party will approach the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to seek constitutional protection for Hindu refugees, who fled to India from Bangladesh due to persecution. Gadkari said that BJP has demanded the government to ensure citizenship to Hindu refugees and will soon be filing a petition before the NHRC for the constitutional rights of Hindu refugees.

As per constitution, any Hindu, who was forced to flee from any part of the world and comes back to India, has the right to Indian citizenship, but the UPA-led Union government has always denied it,” he said.

Gadkari also promised to raise this issue in the parliament. Earlier, BJP MP Tarun Vijay has been quite vocal about the Hindu refugees from Pakistan. It is also noteworthy how the issue of a Hindu girl Rinkle who was raped because she refused to convert to Islam, has been muted by the Indian media while the same media is busy highlighting the issue of 3 Pakistani merchants erroneously labelled as terrorists by RAW.

Pakistan's Hindu population has shrunk from around 25% at the time of partition to well under 2% now in just 60 years. Bangladesh's Hindu population has gone down from around 30% to 7% in past 30 years. Both these countries have laws which enable the governments to confiscate Hindus' properties by declaring them as enemy property.

for brief report: Rights violation of Hindu women in Pak: BJP aggressive, Govt promises statement (click here to read)

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