Muzaffarnagar, October 6: A Pakistan woman, married to an Indian citizen, was granted Indian citizenship last week, after 34 years of her marriage. According to a tweet by ANI, the woman, identified as Zubaida Begum hails from Pakistan and had applied for Indian citizenship after she was married to a man of Indian nationality in 1985. "We ran from pillar to post, in Lucknow & Delhi. Now I feel good. I should've been granted this earlier", the woman said.
55-year-old Zubeda had married Syed Mohammad Zaved, a resident of Yogenderpur locality in Muzaffarnagar. She was residing in the country on a long-term visa, has finally been granted Indian nationality. The woman had applied for Indian citizenship immediately after her marriage; however, it was not accepted on some legal grounds. 23 Pakistani Migrants Hailing From Sindh-Punjab Get Indian Citizenship.
Here's the tweet:
Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) Inspector, Naresh Kr: She got married in 1985 & applied for Indian nationality in 1994. When she completed 7 years on the basis of her LTV (Long Term Visa), the process began. On the basis of her conduct, she was granted Indian citizenship last week. https://t.co/vvXLL7SIAc pic.twitter.com/zTA1E0nXVo
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 6, 2019
Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) Inspector, Naresh Kumar said, the woman had got married in 1985 and applied for Indian nationality in 1994. When she completed 7 years on the basis of her LTV (Long Term Visa), the process began and on the basis of her conduct, she was granted Indian citizenship last week.
According to reports, the woman has two daughters 30-year-old Rumesha and Zumesha, 26. Both the daughters are married. According to official data, about 25 Pakistani women married to Indian nationals are living in Muzaffarnagar district on long-term visa.