Petition filed in India to change name of village 'Pakistan'
PATNA – Petition filed in India to change name of village 'Pakistan'.
A petition to change the name of “Pakistan,” a village in Bihar has been filed. According to Gulf News, as bilateral relations between India and Pakistan deteriorate further, residents from “Pakistan” village in Bihar want to get their identity changed as soon as possible. Annoyed villagers have petitioned the government official to change the name of their village soon saying they feel ashamed to be addressed as “Pakistanis”.
Curiously, the Pakistan village located in Srinagar block of Purnia district, more than 300 km east of capital city of Bihar, don’t have any Muslim villager nor it has any mosque located there. The village, home to some 1200 people, has mainly tribal population.
“We are caught in an awkward situation. None want to marry their daughters with youths from our village. We too feel ashamed of being called Pakistanis while we have nothing to do with Pakistan,” a local resident Anup Lal Tuddu told the local media on Friday.
Local officials said they share the sentiments of the villagers and would try their best to change the name of this village. “The local villagers have handed us a petition demanding for change in name of their village. We are forwarding the petition to senior officials for necessary actions,” local circle official Nandan Kumar said.