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Pak woman granted Indian citizenship after 25 years wait

Last Updated: Monday, October 26, 2009 - 15:06

Muzaffarnagar: Twenty five years after she
applied for Indian citizenship, a Pakistani woman, married to
a villager here and residing in the country on a long term
visa, was granted Indian nationality today.

50-year-old Kaniz Fatma had married Mohsim, a resident of
Gangeru village, 25 years ago. She had applied for Indian
citizenship immediately after her marriage, however, it was
not accepted on some legal grounds. Since then she had been
staying in the country on long term visa, the woman`s lawyer
Nazar Mohd said.

She has been granted Indian citizenship today after a
long wait, the lawyer said.

According to official data, about 40 Pakistani women
married to Indian nationals are living in Muzaffarnagar
district on long term visa.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, October 26, 2009 - 15:06

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