Some people who left their prosperous lives in Pakistan and crossed over to India in 2008 for a safe life have no choice but to sell vegetables and wait for Indian nationality.
In Amritsar's Khandwala area, there are a few vendors who moved from Pakistan to India to save their religion.
Channi Ram, a vegetable vendor, said, "I came to India with my brothers and parents in 2008 from the North West Frontier area. We just came because we were in a minority there and wanted to save ourselves from the pressures there."
"I had a business of medicines and earned about Rs. 1,500 daily but here I earn Rs. 150-Rs. 200 a day. We have no identity and feel that only Indian nationality can give us that," he added.