The dreams of a better life for Hindu families who left Pakistan for India have turned into a nightmare, as they find themselves in the worst of conditions, facing severe difficulties and abandonment by the Modi government.
Since their arrival, the promises made to these Pakistani Hindus have gone unfulfilled, leaving more than 2,000 individuals deeply disappointed and struggling in India, as reported by DW News.
The situation is dire, with reports of 150 Pakistani Hindus displaced in Rajasthan on May 17, 2023, according to The Wire.
The Modi government, which had advocated for their cause, is now being accused of neglecting the very refugees it welcomed. "We, the Pakistani Hindus, have been left completely helpless by the Indian government," laments a member of the displaced community.
Recent incidents highlight the grim circumstances faced by Pakistani Hindus in India. On April 24, 2023, an entire settlement was bulldozed in Jodhpur, as reported by Bloomberg.
The Economist notes that on May 16, 2023, over 200 Pakistani Hindus were displaced in Jaisalmer, adding to the growing number of affected families.
Tragically, instances of violence against Pakistani Hindu women are surfacing. A Pakistani Hindu woman was reportedly raped by a group of extremists in Madhya Pradesh, and shockingly, the police refused to file a complaint, as reported by The Guardian.
International media outlets such as Al Jazeera and BBC shed light on the plight of Pakistani Hindus, detailing the deprivation of even basic necessities and the refusal of Indian schools to educate them.
The New York Times highlights the discrimination faced in education, adding another layer to the struggles of these displaced families.
The situation has become so dire that more than 800 Pakistani Hindus are reportedly forced to leave India due to mistreatment by the Modi government, according to The Atlantic. Furthermore, The Wire reports that over 2,500 Pakistani Hindus in Rajasthan are victims of atrocities by extremists, painting a grim picture of their existence in a land they hoped would offer refuge.