Jaipur, November 27: A total of 21 Hindu migrants from Pakistan were granted Indian citizenship on Wednesday. According to reports, these people migrated from Pakistan 19 years ago and settled in various parts of the city. They were handed over the citizenship certificates at the District Collectorate in Jaipur. Pakistani Woman, Married to a Man in Muzaffarnagar, Gets Indian Citizenship After 34 Years of Marriage.
Jagroop Singh Yadav, District Collector, Jaipur told news agency PTI that These people were living here after being displaced from Pakistan. As they had no Indian citizenship, they were finding difficulties in getting government jobs and availing benefits of various schemes. According to the DC, a total of 35 Pakistani migrants now have been awarded Indian citizenship in the last two months.
Rajasthan: 21 Hindu migrants from Pakistan, who had been living in the state, were granted Indian citizenship today. They were handed over the citizenship certificates at the District Collectorate in Jaipur today. pic.twitter.com/6LgzyCwZsH
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Yadav said that there are 28 more citizenship applications which are currently under process and another 63 cases are being investigated. Efforts are on to give Indian citizenship to them soon, he added. Yadav said Jaipur is a pioneer in issuing Indian citizenship certificates to Pakistani migrants through online process. Besides Jaipur, district collectors in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer in the state have the right to grant Indian citizenship to Pakistani migrants after thorough investigation. Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019: ULFA Faction, Assam Farmers' Body Protest in Guwahati Against Proposed Law to Naturalise Refugees.
The development comes at a time when the government is likely to table the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing winter session of Parliament. It aimed at granting citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan who came to India before December 31, 2014.
(With inputs from PTI)