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'Persecuted' Pakistani Hindus seek refuge in India

When India and Pakistan separated in 1947, a large number of Hindus chose to live in Muslim-majority Pakistan. But now they want to leave. In August, over 500 Hindu families crossed the border from Pakistan into India, ostensibly on a pilgrimage. Soon after crossing the border, many of them announced that they would not go back to Pakistan due to the rising number of atrocities against the Hindu minority there, including kidnappings and forced conversions to Islam.

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