A group of Pakistani Hindus, who have been residing here for several years, submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate on Monday in which they have urged the Indian government to grant them citizenship.
Government is planning to merge the Persons of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizens of India schemes saying that the latter is more popular and provides for lifelong visa through a process which is more user- friendly, quick and simple.
As a first step to grant Indian citizenship to nearly one lakh Hindu refugees from Pakistan and Bangladesh, the Home Ministry today approved setting up of a task force to monitor and expedite processing of their citizenship and Long Term Visa (LTV) applications.
Pakistani Singer Adnan Sami, who has been in the news for reportedly getting a notice from Mumbai police for overstaying in India, says he is a law abiding citizen and has followed due procedure and applied for extension for his visa on Sep 14.
Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Tuesday said any Tibetan in exile in India could apply for Indian citizenship and his administration was not compelling anyone to apply for the citizenship.