Kin of political aslyees can now return home
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 21:50
  
Patiala: Family members of those who had sought political asylum in various countries will now be able to return to their homeland with the U nion government lifting the ban on visa facilities for derivative asylees figuring in the black list.

Cases of all those derivative asylees, figuring in the second black list, had been cleared by the Home Ministry facilitating their return back home, a spokesman of Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said here today.

This was stated in a letter written by Home Minister P Chidambaram to Kaur, he said.

The second black list contains names of those people who had sought political asylum in different countries to gain citizenship or permanent residency.

All those against whom there were adverse reports figure in the first black list.

With the clearance of the cases, the ban on visa facilities for derivative asylees, including children, of political asylees stood removed, the spokesman said.

This would facilitate their return to their motherland without any hindrance, he said.

The denial of visa facilities have prevented them from meeting their near and dear ones back home.

A sizeable number of those who had sought political asylum abroad primarily due to economic compulsions, hailed from Punjab.

-PTI


First Published: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 21:50


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