In an effort to make India a natural home for all the Hindus and Sikhs who flee persecution in different parts of the world, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is granting citizenship to refugees.

Source: Source: Brookings

On Sunday, nearly 4,300 Hindu and Sikh refugees from Pakistan and Afghanistan were granted citizenship by the current Indian government for the first time in its one year of being in power.

According to NDA, this is nearly four times the number granted to such persons in the preceding five years under United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-II.

Source: Source: The Indian Express

The sole aim of the decision was to address the hardships being faced by Hindu and Sikh minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who want to settle permanently in India.