AHMEDABAD: Ninety-four years after migrating from India to Pakistan the Katchi family returns to Gopalpura, a village in India, hoping for a better future, Times of India reported on Monday.
Dayaram Katchi, 34, and 22 other family members return to India due to the prevailing law and order situation in Pakistan.
Katchi was a leading physician in Saghar, Sindh and ran his own practice. His family sold all their property in Pakistan and fled to Gujarat.
“Life was tough for us and other family members there. We came here on a month’s visa and have requested an extension of our visa term,” he said.
The Katchi family applied for a visa two months ago. When asked what the reason for their arrival in Gujarat was, Katchi said, “We had problems adjusting with community there and felt that the prevailing law and order situation did not seem favourable. Close to Nadiad there are a number of Kutchi businessmen and we will be safe here and live peacefully.”
“We have no plans as such and are trying to figure out some way to sustain ourselves here by doing small jobs. Things were really hard for us as a family in Pakistan. There are many Gujarati families in Sindh and most of them are businessmen,” said Dayaram Katchi.