Karachi: A father and son who fell victim to injustice in India have arrived in Karachi and submitted an asylum request.
According to a private TV channel, the Indian Muslim father and son, aged 70 and 31, respectively, arrived in Karachi via Dubai and Afghanistan. The father, Muhammad Hasnain, and his son, Ishaq Ajmir, claim that they hail from New Delhi, where they faced persecution from Hindu extremists in Jafrabad, leading them to seek refuge elsewhere.
The asylum-seeking Indian father and son revealed that they had meticulously planned their journey. They first obtained a visa from New Delhi on September 5, then traveled to Dubai, and subsequently obtained a visa for Afghanistan on September 7. After arriving in Kabul, they reached Kandahar by air and then crossed the border into Spin Boldak. From there, with the assistance of an agent, they entered Pakistan from the Chaman border.
They explained that they paid a taxi driver Rs. 60,000 to reach Quetta from Kuchlak. Afterward, they traveled to Karachi from Quetta by bus. Upon reaching Karachi, they contacted the police, who, in turn, escorted both the father and son to the Edhi Center.
The police have initiated contact with relevant authorities regarding the father and son’s case. The Indian father and son assert that they do not wish to return to India due to the increasing atrocities against Muslims in the country.