2012-09-11 20:55:57

Hindu refugees flee across border to India, citing persecution in Pakistan

For years in South Asia, national borders, religion and local politics have made for tense relations - especially between Pakistan and India. Now hundreds of Hindu families are leaving their homes in Pakistan to settle in India. Many of them arrived on pilgrimage visas in the past few weeks and are demanding Indian citizenship. They say they are being persecuted on religious grounds in Pakistan and the situation isn’t safe.  Their flight has brought renewed focus on the safety of minorities living in Pakistan, but the families also face an uncertain future in India.

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