Nagpur: The life of the Hindu migrants living in the 'Pakistani Mohalla' in Delhi remained wretched as they were forced to dwell there without the basic amenities.
"The Muslim minorities were living freely in India with all the rights and facilities whereas the condition of
the Hindu migrants from Pakistan living in 'Pakistani Mohalla' of Delhi was still pathetic as they were forced to dwell there even without the facilities of roads, clean water, sanitation and other basic amenities," says The Organiser, Weekly magazine of RSS -- the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
According to an article published in the The Organiser, the Hindus migrated from Pakistan were leading a life of refugees in a place called 'Pakistani Mohalla' located in the vicinity of plush farmhouses of Chhattarpur area in south Delhi, next to Sanjay Colony.
Cluster of hutments, most of them half constructed or just pilings of bricks covered with temporary sheds are the place the migrants were living in unlivable condition. Faced with persecution and discrimination, the migrants had horrifying experiences during their forced migration from Pakistan, it said.
The article revealed that uncertain about their future, the Hindu migrants were still hoping for a life where they can live freely, roam as per their wish, practice their religious beliefs and breathe without any fear. Despite all constraints the Hindu migrants do not wish to back to their homes in Pakistan where life was hell for them
as they lived there in an 'atmosphere of fear'.
According to the article, Pakistan was not for Hindus where there were no government jobs for them and they were dubbed as 'Haraam' whereas in India, Muslim minorities were living freely with all the rights and facilities.
Quoting a Hindu migrant (whose name was changed), the article said the Hindus were tortured in Pakistan and expecting a better life in India, they left Pakistan but it was still a distant dream for them here too. For them, there is no permanent work and it's like digging a well everyday for survival.
The Hindus were forced to read Kalma in Pakistani schools and perturbed with this, some gave up studies and came to India, however in want of identity, admission in Indian schools was impossible for them.
The Hindu migrants living in Pakistani colony in Delhi heaved a sigh of relief as they feel at home here. The article said in Pakistan Hindus were forced to recite Kalma and Quran in school and on denial, they had to face the consequences.
Muslims taunt them for being Hindus and laugh at their religious practices. Hindu students were not even allowed to use the drinking water facility provided by the schools and they had to carry their own water from home. There is no freedom in Pakistan for Hindus.
The article referred to a woman in her 30s living in the Pakistani colony of the national capital saying that the woman, Nazeera, made shocking revelations for her peculiar Muslim sounding name which was so only to save her from the atrocities by the Muslims. No Hindu women was safe in Pakistan, revealed Nazeera. The situation of Hindus, especially woman folk of the community in Pakistan was deplorable.
The article further quoted one Khamisi, a Hindu migrant from Pakistan who made request from the Indian government to provide them some place to live and for education for their children so that they can live with respect and dignity.