LUCKNOW: The UP government has sent a list of largely Hindu refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh living across 19 districts in the state to the Union home ministry, making it the first state to begin the process for implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
The report prepared by the state government – "Uttar Pradesh Mein Aaye Pakistan, Afghanistan Aevam Bangladesh ke Sharnarthiyon ki Aapbeeti Kahani" – also details 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. On compilation of the data it emerged 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. GovernmRead More – Source