Centre does not have accurate data on refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan
GUWAHATI: The Government of India does not have actual data on how many refugees are settled in the country. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs 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.
Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju stated this in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
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