New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday demanded the government rehabilitate the Hindus who have arrived in India from Pakistan.

Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad said the situation was similar to in 1947 when refugees had fled from both parts of divided India after the Partition.

"The Hindu refugees have come here because they have been persecuted. Specially, women were under serious threat," Prasad said."There are well known UN Conventions which talk about rehabilitation of refugees...the Indian government should rehabilitate them," he said.

Prasad also wanted to know why there was "a conspicuous silence on part of those who are so-called champions of minority rights". "The situation is same as that of 1947," he said.

(Agencies)

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