As per a report published in TOI, the largest Muslim ghetto at Juhapura is commonly referred to as 'Mini Pakistan' that shares a 'Wagah border' - the arterial road that divides it from Hindu dominated Vejalpur. The term, earlier used by locals in the city, has now found a mention even in official records.
As per the news daily, an FIR filed by Rakhial police against 4 persons involved in a brawl mentions two accused as residents of 'Vatva, Pakistan'!
Same is the case with Thane's Nallasopara, where some 500 Muslim families have reportedly recieved electricity bills that list their address as 'Chota' or 'Mini Pakistan'.
Whereas, the Hindu dominated locality in the city is reportedly referred to as 'Hindustan'.
The area refers to the locality where around 2,500 Muslim families were rehabilitated from slums on Sabarmati river-bed for development of a riverfront. The other block houses 1,500 families from both communities. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation constructed 4,000-unit colony 5-years-ago and allotted along communal lines on owners' request.
Rakhial police inspector Barkat Ali Chavda reportedly said, "The writer wrote Pakistan as the address in FIR because it was dictated to us by the city control room. This is quite normal here. Those who live there also identify themselves as residents of Pakistan".
Even locals claim that auto-rickshaw drivers in the city whether they want to go to Hindustan or Pakistan.