The Majnu Ka Tila area’s Hindu women refugees from Pakistan are being studied by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).
For the rehabilitation of these refugee women, the panel will present suggestions from the study to the Centre and the Delhi government.
“The Hindu refugees continue to live in deplorable conditions and access to basic amenities like housing, water connection, electricity, toilets and proper means of livelihood are denied to them,” the DCW said.
According to the report, many of the migrants have fled persecution in Pakistan, which has included forced conversions, kidnappings, attacks on different religions, and sexual assault, among other things.
“Each refugee family has a horror story to share and have suffered tremendously over the years. Presently, they are living secluded on the banks of the Yamuna River and are plagued with several issues, especially during monsoons,” the panel said.
These refugees, according to the panel, are compelled to live in ‘kutcha’ homes and tents without access to decent restrooms. “As a result, women and children are frequently required to urinate in public.”
“Lack of electricity further renders the area unsafe. They have also not been granted citizenship despite several requests,” it said.
In addition to conducting a study, the DCW will also send notifications to various government agencies to find out what actions they have made to address the problems experienced by the Hindu immigrants.
Additionally, it stated that the commission would provide suggestions to various government agencies in order to assist in the rehabilitation of the Hindu refugees residing in Majnu ka Tila.
DCW chief Swati Maliwal said, “I have met these Hindu refugees at Majnu ka Tila. They are living in the most pathetic conditions. Reptiles often sneak into their kutcha houses.” “This is a sorry situation and we will be investigating the matter in depth. We will give recommendations to the Delhi government as well as GOI to improve their conditions,” she said.
She claimed that because they had resided here for a while, they require rehabilitation.
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