Our conflict and border tensions with Pakistan is something, which is not new. Also its a well known fact that Minorities specially Hindus in Pakistan are living in fear. Their population has declined from 19% at the time of partition in 1947 to less than 2% as of today all because of forceful conversion, torture, Abduction and rape of their girls etc.
Due to these problems, many Pakistani Hindus have migrated to India, who stands secular and more acceptable of these people specially after Narendra Modi came to Power and also declared that India is a Natural Home of all persecuted Hindus across the world.
Pakistani Hindu Girl Dreams Of Becoming A Doctor, But Isn’t Allowed Take The Entrance Exam: Two years back, 20-year-old Mashal, along with her two siblings and parents, shifted base from the Sindh province of Pakistan to Jaipur.
Mashal’s dream of becoming a doctor like her parents.
The parents apparently wanted to avoid religious persecution and make their daughter a doctor but that dream looks difficult right now. Even though Mashal passed her class XII exams with flying colours, scoring 91 per cent, her future looks bleak. Since she’s a foreigner on paper, she cannot appear for the all-India pre-medical test, the entrance exam for the undergraduate MBBS course.
Pakistani Media immediately took the advantage of the situation and asked their government if anyone can offer MBBS seat to Mashal and completely ignored religious persecution of Hindus, the main reason due to which, Mashal’s family have fled Pakistan.
As per the form, “There are only two nationality options in the (application) form: Indian, and Overseas Citizen of India/Non-Resident Indian. I am not in either category,” Mashal tells.
Mashal’s parents, who also happen to be doctors by profession, quit their jobs a couple of years back and moved to India in order to secure a bright future for their children. Since her parents, who work at a private hospital in the pink city, cannot afford to send the bright girl to a private college, sitting for the all-India entrance test is her best bet. “They (private colleges) charge a minimum Rs 1 crore in a donation.
So if she doesn’t get admission in a government medical college, we don’t see how she can become a doctor,” her father said. The family has been doing everything in their power, from requesting the ministries of External Affairs to Health, even the HRD but a solution still hasn’t been found, unfortunately. The Rajasthan government also can’t do anything about the situation since all the entrance examinations are conducted by the centre. The family has been going through a very difficult time ever since they decided to move from Pakistan. Shifting meant Mashal had already lost a year. As for Mashal’s parents (names withheld due to safety concerns), who were practically forced to move out of Pakistan for being Hindus, the ordeal just doesn’t seem to end. “We continue to live under labels: Hindus there (in Pakistan), Pakistanis here (in India),” her father said.
Taking this situation into consideration, Minister of external affairs, who is extremely active in social media took to action and ensured that she is personally working on this case and would make sure that Mashal gets into a Medical College.
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