Pakistan immigration stops India-bound Hindu pilgrims at Wagah border pending clearance | India News – Times of India



AMRITSAR: Around 190 Pakistani Hindu pilgrims were stopped at Wagah border by Pakistan’s immigration officials on Tuesday pending clearance.
According to sources here, a group of over 190 Hindu men, women and children of all age groups was on way to India on a pilgrimage to Haridwar and meet their relatives in Rajasthan.
“Probably, the Pakistani immigration officials were suspicious about their return from India and subjected them to questioning,” said a source, adding that it appeared that they were not convinced of their replies and stopped them at Wagah.
Notably, the number of Pakistani Hindus arriving in India with most of them settling here, especially in Rajasthan, where their relatives live, has increased in the recent past.
Sources said that in the past three months, as many as 70 groups of Hindus had arrived in India from Pakistan and many had sought asylum.
Most of these Hindus carry even the smallest of their household items while traveling to India which raises the suspicion of the Pakistani immigration officials, said sources.
Sources also said that the Pakistani immigration officials didn’t allow the Hindus to carry local SIM cards.





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