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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
08 JAN 2019 5:10PM by PIB Delhi
Refugees from Neighbouring Countries

 In the absence of any authentic survey, the accurate data of Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Christians who came from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan etc. and settled in various parts of India including Assam up to 31st December, 2014 is not available. However, as per available information, more than 30,000 persons belonging to such minority communities from these countries are staying in India on Long Term Visa.


This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.


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