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  1. ajtr

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    UNHCR meets Pakistani prisoners who sought asylum in India


    New Delhi: Representatives from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees visited Tihar Prisons to decide the case of 65 Pakistani prisoners belonging to a Muslim sect, banned in that country, who have sought asylum in India.

    62 Pakistani's belonging to Gowhar Shahi sect, banned by Pakistan government, have been under detention in Tihar Jail since April 23, 2007, after they staged a demonstration here seeking asylum in India on the ground that their life was at risk in Pakistan.

    "Three investigators from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees are meeting the 55 Pakistani prisoners lodged in our prisons to decide the case to give them refugee status," Sunil Gupta, Tihar spokesperson and Law Officer, said.

    Refusing to return to their homeland, they had during their protests burnt the Pakistani flag, their passports and visa papers. They were subsequently arrested for having no travel documents and, therefore, being in India illegally.

    During their detention, the number grew to 65 as some of the ladies among the demonstrators were pregnant and gave birth to children.

    In the year 2008, they had moved the Delhi High Court pleading that the Indian authorities be restrained from deporting them back and they be granted refugee status.

    Hearing their plea, the Delhi High Court had asked the government to obtain clarification from UNHCR on the process of granting asylum.

    On December 2, 2010, the High Court in its order said, "the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is directed to hear and dispose of the appeal filed by the petitioner, which is pending before it, dated 20/2/2005 within a period of one month from the date of receipt of this order by it. For the said period of one month and two weeks thereafter, the residents shall not deport the petitioner."

    Gupta said "the representatives of the UNHCR are meeting with each prisoner individually and talking to them in detail as to why they do not want to go back to Pakistan and what happened with them there."
     
  2. StormShadow

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    What the heck? How can a sect be "Banned"? If the Govt itself bans sects,what would be the difference between the govt and the radical mullahs?
     
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    As someone whose family migrated to India from Pakistan at the time of Partition, I have no problems supporting the asylum for these people.
     
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    Gohar shahi.. is somebody to be banned...
    He is akin to the Ahmedi movement.. and as Muslims.. unless Mr Shahi declares himself as non-Muslim.. he is on the hitlist of many muslims...including mine.
     
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    That's the degree of freedom in Pakistan?
     
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    inplace of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees the case should have been given to United Nations Human Right Commision...
     
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    Let the Good Lord decide who is Muslim or not. It is the best way.
     
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    is this banning of sect by government happening in same pakistan where people constantly abuse INDIA for cast problem which is already abolished by law in INDIA.???
    why they want to come to INDIA,dont they know we have even more evil cast system here and we also do not treat minorities equally?
     
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    is this banning of sect by government happening in same pakistan where people constantly abuse INDIA for cast problem which is already abolished by law in INDIA.???
    why they want to come to INDIA,dont they know we have even more evil cast system here and we also do not treat minorities equally?
     
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    His sect havent been banned as far as I can tell.
     
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    They dont want to live in Pakistan, Fine its their choice. Indians take them.

    They burnt Pakistani flag in India :angry: Indians dont send them back, we'll kill them.

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    They dont want to live in Pakistan, Fine its their choice. Indians take them.

    They burnt Pakistani flag in India :angry: Indians dont send them back, we'll kill them.
     
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    wwat a freedom in pakistan?

    when indian flag is burnt in india itself in j&k.u ppl shout too much but those flag burners live in india and free to move in india where as the ppl who give lectures saying that he shud be killed
     
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    Yes.. I suppose similar treatment would be meted out to Khalistan leaders as well.
     
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    Burning a flag is not nice. But they might feel a bit aggrieved over something.

    Better to just not mind them.
     
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    You and your friends need to take killing people a little more seriously, just to prove that only humans are allowed on this forum.
     
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