Jodhpur (Rajasthan): The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Rajasthan Police has issued a notice that six people of a Hindu family who came here on a visa from Pakistan should be sent back.

The family living in a village in Rahamiyar district, Pakistan, reached Jodhpur after allegedly facing religious, physical and mental torture in the country six years ago. CID Jodhpur, citing the Home Ministry order, has ordered the immediate departure of the family to Pakistan, including the head of the family, along with five people including their young daughter, for violation of visa rules.

Now the aggrieved family is pleading with the CID office, district collector and local public representatives to let them stay with their own in India.

The women of the family have warned that they will die but will not let their family members go to Pakistan.  

According to reports, a Hindu family of 19 members, to avoid religious persecution, had fled Pakistan in 2013 and settled in Rajasthan's Jodhpur. After a while, six members of that family had shifted to Jaisalmer's Nachna village.

Currently, the Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) and CID have assessed their documents and occupations and have termed them as a matter of threat to national security.

Citing these reasons, India has asked these six people to move out of the country. But the family is not ready to go back to Pakistan yet.

Recently, PM Modi government had proposed the Citizenship Amendment Bill to naturalise Hindu refugees living in India.

According to the Bill, Hindus, Sikh and Buddhist refugees who have fled from neighbouring countries fearing religious prosecution must be provided with citizenship.

(With ANI inputs)