04 January 2020
Puri: Revelation by a group of Pakistani Hindus goes against the rationale of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, which claims to protect persecuted minorities in Islamic countries.
A group of 133 Hindu devotees from Pakistan had reached pilgrim town of Puri on Friday for darshan of the deities at Shree Jagannath Temple.
The devotees claimed that the Hindu community in Pakistan are living peacefully with full support of the government. They wished for further development of good relations between India and Pakistan which will open the gates for more tourists to visit Puri.
It was the second visit of some persons to Puri but some had arrived for the first time. They were glad for the cordial welcome accorded by the Indian Government and wished brotherhood between the countries must prevail which will ease their visit to Char Dham - four pilgrimage sites in India.
Reportedly, the Odisha International Centre (OIC) has been inviting the Hindus living in Pakistan to Puri every year to spread Jagannath culture.