Hindu refugees from Pakistan celebrated the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in Lok Sabha. The bill was passed in the lower Houser of the Parliament with 311/ 80 votes. Hindu refugees from Majnu Ka Tila in New Delhi celebrate the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill. The members of Hindu community said that the bill, once cleared, will give them a new lease of life. The bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday

New Delhi: Hindu refugees from Pakistan welcomed the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Lok Sabha. Residents of Majnu Ka Tila in the national capital said that the bill if cleared, will help them get Indian citizenship and end their life in exile. 

"I have been living here for about seven years. I came here in March 2013. Only my family including children came here. My father also came here but he died after a while. He was content as he felt that he was at least here at the time of his death," Dayal Das, one of the residents of Majnu Ka Tila said. 

"In Pakistan, I was living in Hyderabad, Sindh. When we came here, we hoped that we would get citizenship. It was a great day yesterday. We hope that the Bill is passed in the Rajya Sabha as well," he told news agency ANI.

"I feel very happy now with the passage of the Bill in the Lok Sabha. If we get citizenship, then we can do agriculture work somewhere outside Delhi," said Sapna, one of the residents, who came to Delhi from Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh in 2005.

"I came here in 2013. I feel very good to be here. In Pakistan, there is a lack of education, especially they teach Muslim students mostly. Here we are getting a proper education. If we get citizenship, it will be great for us," Phoolwanti, a Class VII student told PTI.