Father-son from India has reached Pakistan seeking political asylum. Father, Mohammad Hasnain, is 70 years old, and his son, Ishaq Amir, is 31.
They left India and went to Dubai first. Then, they got a visa for Afghanistan and went there.
From Afghanistan, they entered Pakistan through the Chaman border. From Chaman, they traveled to Quetta and then from Quetta to Karachi. They had help from someone to cross into Pakistan.
They paid a Pakistani taxi driver a lot of money to take them from one place to another. According to them, they themselves surrendered to the authorities who were keeping them at the Edhi Center. Father says that he does not want to return. He would prefer to die instead of returning back to India.
Once they got to Karachi, they talked to the police, who then took them to a place called Edhi Center. He requested the authorities to let him live here and help him start a respectable here in Pakistan.
They are staying at the Edhi center in Sohrab Goth now. They don’t want to go back to India because they say Muslims are treated badly there.
In India, people from different religions have problems, especially since the Hindu nationalist party BJP led by Narendra Modi came to power in 2015.
The United States government has talked about these problems in its reports, saying that religious minorities like Muslims and Christians are attacked in India.
Some groups that watch human rights also say that Modi’s government is not fair to people from different religions, like Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs.
The story of Mohammad Hasnain and Ishaq Amir shows how some people have to leave their homes because they are scared and not safe. It reminds us that we should all work together to stop discrimination and protect the rights of everyone