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Jamaat Islami demands voting right for NRIs

The need for voting right for NRIs had emerged as a major issue during a campaign conducted by the Jamaat Islami in Kerala.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2005 03:09 PM IST

The Kerala unit of Jamaat Islami on Saturday demanded voting rights for all Non-Resident Indians.

The need for voting right for NRIs had emerged as a major issue during a campaign conducted by the Jamaat Islami in the state and among the Malayalis working in the Gulf, Ameer of Jamaat Isliami Hind, Kerala, KA Siddiqu Hassan told a press meet in Thiruvananthapuram.

Centre's decision to grant dual citizenship to NRIs would not help the Malayali diaspora as the majority of them were in the Gulf states where the host country did not grant citizenship to the emigrant community, he said.

He said this demand had been included in the representation submitted to Governor RL Bhatia.

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