Check out the number of Long Term Visa given to the persecuted minorities of Pak and Bangladesh

Long Term Visa, Hindus, Sikhs, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Citizenship

As per available information, figure of Long Term Visa granted by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to Pakistan and Bangladesh nationals are available since 2011 and during the years 2011 to 2018, a total of 36610 and 236 Long Term Visa have been granted to Pakistan and Bangladesh nationals respectively. Policy regarding grant of Long Term Visa to Afghan nationals has come into effect w.e.f. 17.07.2017 and till date no LTV has been granted in respect of Afghan nationals.

During these years LTV applications have been processed both in offline and online mode and therefore State-wise data is not centrally available.

A statement of LTVs granted by MHA to Pakistan and Bangladesh nationals during these years is given below:

Year LTVs  granted to Pakistan nationals LTVs granted to Bangladesh nationals
2011 – 2014 14726 159
2015 2142 33
2016 2298 37
2017 4712 5
2018 12732 2
TOTAL 36610 236

Hindu Temple set on fire in Pakistan, holy books burnt down

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