Pak woman granted Indian citizenship after 25 years wait

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