MP: Soon, citizenship rights for Pakistani Hindus

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Feb 12, 2015 19:48 IST

Pakistani Hindus, who have come back to India, would be granted citizenship rights soon.

In this regard, camps would be organised to complete all the formalities in three phases in the start, starting from Bhopal.

In Bhopal, the camp would be held on February 12 and 13 on NITTTR campus. In the second phase, a two-day camp would be organised in Indore on February 19 and 20. In the third phase, the camp would be held on March 2 and 3 for which the place has not been decided yet.

Officials from the Union home ministry, along with those from the state home ministry, district administration and police, would be present during the camps, Bhopal collector Nishant Warwade said.

“Repatriates from Pakistan, who have come on a long-term visa and want Indian citizenship, should come along with all the required documents at the camps,” Warwade said.

The collector’s office said grievances of Pakistani repatriates would also be addressed whose long-term visa or application for such citizenship is pending at any level. Such people should come with original copies of all the documents, including passport, residential permit, passport size photos and receipt if their passport application is pending. A witness and a guarantor, too, should accompany the applicant so that all the formalities can processed at one go, the collector added.

Meanwhile, Sindhu Sena, a Bhopal-based organisation, has demanded a special aid for them.

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