Pu­jari Lal 31 PUN­JAB

India Today - - COVER STORY -

He fled Peshawar in 1998 af­ter his 14-yearold sis­ter was kid­napped and raped. He is be­ing de­nied cit­i­zen­ship de­spite mar­ry­ing a lo­cal res­i­dent in Khanna, Pun­jab. “It has been 13 years but I have still not be­come a cit­i­zen of In­dia. My pa­pers have come back a dozen times with some ob­jec­tion or the other. I have al­ready spent Rs 20,000 in the process and have run out of money.”

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