Officials in the Ministry, however, said that the government has not offered asylum to the Uyghur community, which faces repression at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.
New Delhi: Amid the chaos over the Citizenship Amendment Act in the country, official statistics revealed that in the last one decade more than 21,000 foreigners obtained Indian citizenship. These people became Indians under the government of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as the current Modi government. The details were provided by the […]
Chennai: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is a law to confer Indian citizenship to a person and not a law to cancel citizenship. Sitharaman said during the past six years 2,838 persons from Pakistan, 914 persons from Afghanistan and 172 persons from Bangladesh have been conferred Indian […]
Bhognadih: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the “Congress and its friends” of spreading lies over the new citizenship law, and dared them to declare they will accord Indian nationality to all Pakistanis. He also challenged them to re-introduce Article 370 in the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir and scrap the law against […]
Bolangir: At a time when there are widespread protests across the country over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the act has provided hope to many who has sought refuge in India. One such person is Sharada Sidhwani. Sharada holds a Pakistani passport and resides with her Indian husband Mahesh Kumar Kukreja, son and daughter in […]
Coimbatore: Around 300 families of Sri Lankan refugees, staying in a camp on the city outskirts, Monday petitioned the Tamil Nadu government seeking Indian citizenship. A group of representatives of the refugees, including a few women, submitted a petition to District Collector K Rajamani. Later talking to reporters, the Lankan nationals said they were staying […]
New Delhi: A bill seeking to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangaldesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan was approved by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Piloting the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Opposition that the bill was not against the provisions of the Constitution and would give succour to persecuted […]
Jodhpur: A total of 108 migrants from Pakistan received Indian citizenship here in Rajasthan on Sunday. Jodhpur District collector Ravi Kumar Surpur distributed the citizenship certificates to the former Pakistanis. Most of these migrant-turned-Indian citizens were teary eyed when they got the certificates. The surroundings of the Town Hall where they were given the certificates […]