Minister for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya yesterday handed over the Citizenship certificates issued by Government of India to 7 Pakistani refugees in Kutch, Gujarat. He met the Pakistani refugees, who have taken shelter in Gujarat’s Morbi and Kutch districts.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr Mandaviya said that the Citizenship Amendment Act will provide a new opportunity in life to the minorities who faced religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
He said it is Modi Government’s efforts to offer them a dignified life in India after they faced extreme harassment for so many years in those countries.
Refugee families gathered on the occasion celebrated the event with cheer and joy. A person who was granted citizenship expressed his happiness.