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UP 1st to execute CAA, sends refugees list with 40K non-muslims to Centre

The report generated by the state government - "Uttar Pradesh Mein Aaye Pakistan, Afghanistan Aevam Bangladesh ke Sharnarthiyon ki Aapbeeti Kahani" - also contains the personal stories of the refugees.

Anab Mehdi

Anab MehdiBy Anab Mehdi

Published on 13 Jan 2020 5:28 AM GMT

UP 1st to execute CAA, sends refugees list with 40K non-muslims to Centre
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Lucknow: Making Uttar Pradesh the first state to begin the process for implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the UP government sent a list of largely Hindu refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh living across 19 districts in the state to the Union home ministry.

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The report generated by the state government - "Uttar Pradesh Mein Aaye Pakistan, Afghanistan Aevam Bangladesh ke Sharnarthiyon ki Aapbeeti Kahani" - also contains the personal stories of the refugees.

Last week the home department had asked all district magistrates to identify refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who had been living in their respective areas and submit a list to the government.

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The compilation of the data revealed that around 40,000 non-Muslim illegal immigrants live in UP, mostly in the 19 districts of Agra, Rae Bareli, Saharanpur, Gorakhpur, Aligarh, Rampur, Muzaffarnagar, Hapur, Mathura, Kanpur, Pratapgarh, Varanasi, Amethi, Jhansi, Bahraich, Lakhimpur Kheri, Lucknow, Meerut and Pilibhit.

Out of these, Pilibhit has a chunk of around 30,000 to 35,000 immigrants. Government sources said the report containing the refugees' details and testimonies from a few from each district had been submitted to the home ministry and to the chief minister's office.

On digging deep into the matter, it became evident that the families had to move to India, mainly from Pakistan and Bangladesh under harsh circumstances.

(With Input From Sources)

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