100 more Hindu pilgrims cross Wagah Border

The pilgrims denied migration rumors and stated they were just propaganda.


Web Desk August 11, 2012

LAHORE: More than 100 Hindu pilgrims, who did not leave for India the previous day, have now crossed the Wagah Border and are claiming they will return to Pakistan, Express News reported on Saturday.

Just yesterday Hindu pilgrims, after protesting against immigration authorities and denying rumours of migration, had crossed the border into India.

The pilgrims leaving today too denied migration rumours and stated they were just propaganda.

“We live for Pakistan, we die for Pakistan,” said one pilgrim, adding that these rumors were futher spoiling Pakistan’s image internationally.

They reiterated that they would return after completing the pilgrimage.

Earlier, immigration authorities had stopped pilgrims from crossing the border in the wake of a rumour that they were migrating to India due to fears for their life and property in Pakistan.

Immigration authorities had initially informed the pilgrims that the interior ministry’s decision would be given in the next 48 hours. However, after a four-hour long peaceful protest, the Hindu pilgrims were allowed to cross borders.

COMMENTS (120)

Babur Sohail | 8 years ago | Reply

These are just pilgrims and are coming back Pakistan as they have no stakes in India, time will tell. This is just media sensation they took from one or two incidents.

Bharat | 8 years ago | Reply

The truth is that even ordinary Pakistanis are living in fear now with violence rampant.

The Pakistanis muslims also die due to everyday violence.

Its not surprising that Hindus are leaving.

Pakistani people are also suffering.

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