Central & South Asia
India offers Pakistani Hindus safe haven
New Delhi says it will grant long-term visas to Hindu migrants who escaped alleged persecution in Pakistan.
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 18:51

India has said that it would issue long-term visas to Pakistani Hindu migrants who allegedly suffered from persecution back home.

Many Hindus who arrived in India last week say they have faced increased discrimination in Pakistan, a predominantly Muslim country, for their religious beliefs. 

Islamabad says it is cracking down on reported attacks on the minority group. 

Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports from town of Attari on the India-Pakistan border.


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