Issue Brief on “Modi’s Citizenship Amendment Act: Pakistani Hindus Hit a Reality Check”


Carrying the burden of their shattered dreams, another batch of Pakistani Hindus and Sikhs returned back to their homes in Pakistan from India on November 27, 2020. These people had gone to India in search of better economic opportunities. The reality however was far from their expectations. Upon their return back to Pakistan, they confided that there are hardly any economic opportunities for Pakistani Hindus in Modi’s India and the extreme poverty and dangerous threats to life had made the living miserable.[1]

These returning migrants also confided that the promises of granting Indian citizenship to religious minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan under its Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are a farce and a trap.[2]

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