Indian Citizenship

  • Over 700 Pakistanis got Indian citizenship March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: More than 700 Pakistanis have acquired Indian citizenship in the last three years, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. In a written answer, Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran said while 321 Pakistanis got the citizenship in 2009, the figure dropped to 150 in 2010 but rose...
  • Online system for Indian citizenship introduced December 10, 2010

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry introduced a new online application system for Indian citizenship for faster, simpler and transparent processing of the pleas. The key objectives of the new system include creating a centralised data base of citizenship applications, uniformity in processing of applications, faster processing...
  • India relaxes visa norms for Pak nationals June 10, 2010

    New Delhi: India on Thursday relaxed visa extension norms for a select category of Pakistan nationals, including Hindus, Sikhs and other minorities who have come to the country seeking Indian citizenship. The other categories of Pakistanis for whom norms have been relaxed include women married to Indian nationals and staying...
  • Indian no more? MF Husain granted Qatar citizenship March 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Artist Maqbool Fida Husain has reportedly taken up the nationality of Qatar. According to a report in The Hindu Husain was reportedly offered the citizenship by the emirate's ruling family. "I'm honoured by Qatar nationality but deeply saddened by my forced exile. I, the Indianborn painter, will have to give...
  • Pak woman seeks permission to stay with Indian son May 23, 2009

    Poonch, Jammu: A 92yearold ailing Pakistani woman in Jammu and Kashmir, has gone to court wanting permission to stay in India with her only son. Anara Begum and her son Mohammed Rashid were reunited after 57 years. Anara, a resident of Kotli in Pakistan, has travelled across the LoC, to meet...
  • Taslima Nasrin speaks on citizenship June 18, 2007

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devils Advocate. As the Indian Government takes its time responding to Taslima Nasrins application for citizenship how does she respond to her critics? Those are the two issues I shall tackle today in an interview with Taslima Nasrin. Ms Nasrin you recently said...