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India to revoke critic journalist Aatish Taseer’s overseas ID

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    India to revoke journalist Aatish Taseer’s overseas ID
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    The Indian government has announced it would revoke the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card to author and journalist Aatish Taseer over his alleged attempt to “conceal information” that his father, Salmaan Taseer, was of Pakistani origin. — Photo courtesy The Hindu
    NEW DELHI: The Indian government has announced it would revoke the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card to author and journalist Aatish Taseer over his alleged attempt to “conceal information” that his father, Salmaan Taseer, was of Pakistani origin.

    In an official statement, which Aatish denied, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that he had “failed to dispute the notice” it had sent asking him to explain the lapse, The Hindu said on Thursday.

    In its notice dated Aug 13, which The Hindu has accessed, the Home Ministry said that Aatish had failed to disclose that his father, the former Governor of Pakistan’s Punjab was of Pakistani origin, and had only provided details of his mother, veteran Indian journalist Tavleen Singh.

    In his reply on Sept 6 to the notice, and a subsequent notice dated Sept 3, Aatish had explained that his parents had never been legally married, and his mother was his sole legal guardian.

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    “Their relationship occurred when they were both resident in the United Kingdom and Salmaan Taseer stated [accurately] that he was a UK citizen and passport holder,” The Hindu quoted Aatish as saying in his reply sent to the Indian Consulate in New York.

    Aatish, who grew up in Delhi and studied at the Kodaikanal International school in Tamil Nadu, now lives in New York, and had received a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card in 2000, a facility that provides visa-free travel to India. He later converted it to an OCI card.

    In his application he had referred to his mother as an Indian national, and his father, Salmaan Taseer, who was assassinated in Pakistan in 2011, as a “British national”, as to the “best of his knowledge” his father held a UK Passport.

    The Hindu said Aatish is expected to challenge the government’s move against his OCI card.

    Aatish has come under heavy criticism from members of the ruling BJP, as he had authored a piece in May for Time magazine that accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of following divisive policies.

    The Home Ministry said the OCI decision “had nothing to do with the article he wrote for the Time magazine”.

    Published in Dawn, November 8th, 2019

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1515604/india-to-revoke-journalist-aatish-taseers-overseas-id
     
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    1. intolerant India

    but i think Endians are cheezed up cos a **** knocked up an indian girl and left a bastard.

    A bastard who publicly humiliated Modi & co on a global

    this is so Pakistani :)
     
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    We should offer him citizenship if he already doesn't have one. He's a martyr's son!
     
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    Citizenship status of author Aatish Taseer who called Modi ‘India’s Divider In Chief’ revoked
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    Aatish Taseer is the son of senior Indian journalist Tavleen Singh and Salman Taseer

    Published: November 07, 2019 22:07IANS
    Time magazine’s Modi cover divides Twitter
    New Delhi: New York-based author and journalist Aatish Taseer is ineligible for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card as he had "concealed" the fact that his late father was of Pakistani origin, the government said on Thursday night.


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    Aatish Taseer is the son of senior journalist Tavleen Singh, an Indian, and late Salman Taseer, a Pakistani businessman and politician. Salman Taseer was assassinated in the year 2011 while he was serving as the Governor of Pakistan's Punjab province.

    Taseer had authored the Time magazine cover story, published on the heels of the national election earlier this year, which called Prime Minister Narendra Modi “India’s Divider In Chief” and asked whether India can endure five more years of his government.

    "Mr. Aatish Ali Taseer, while submitting his PIO application, concealed the fact that his late father was of Pakistani origin," the Union Home Ministry spokesperson tweeted.

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    This is untrue. Here is the Consul General’s acknowledgment of my reply. I was given not the full 21 days, but rather 24 hours to reply. I’ve heard nothing from the ministry since. https://twitter.com/pibhomeaffairs/status/1192476528346447873 …

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    Mr. Taseer was given the opportunity to submit his reply/objections regarding his PIO/OCI cards, but he failed to dispute the notice.


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    "Mr. Taseer was given the opportunity to submit his reply/objections regarding his PIO/OCI cards, but he failed to dispute the notice," the spokesperson said in another tweet.

    "Thus, Aatish Ali Taseer becomes ineligible to hold an OCI card as per the Citizenship Act, 1955. He has clearly not complied with very basic requirements and hidden information," it added.

    “This is untrue. Here is the Consul General’s acknowledgment of my reply. I was given not the full 21 days, but rather 24 hours to reply. I’ve heard nothing from the ministry since,” he tweeted.

    An OCI card allows a foreign citizen of Indian origin to live and work in India for an indefinite duration of time.


    https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/ind...dias-divider-in-chief-revoked-1.1573150549129


    i agree!.. but he has US citizenship
     
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    I think Aatish Taseer is being harassed not only because his late father was Pakistani but also that his Pakistani father was a Progressive which BJP would categorize as Liberal / Left-wing.
     
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    His only crime was that he criticized Modi led govt sometime back. The rabid sanghis were after him since then. It was matter of time that India was going to do it.
     
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    LOL! Look at the posters. He is already a Pakistani citizen and you are going to reissue citizenship again.

    OCI is not offered if any of the parents are citizen of Pakistan.

    Knowing this well he did not declare his father's identity. Hence OCI was cancelled.

    The previous governments should have asked why he didn't declare his father's name. But those governments being sickular just gave him OCI.
     
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    good decision. some folks need a slap in them nutz
     
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    this episode show how little indians are ...

    Sunny Deol the bollywood commandodo was allowed the Kartarpur opening by the Pakistani government.... can Endians show the same?

    of course not.. India is big country in size but heart of a mouse.

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    Bollywood General: Ok Sunil training over in Border.. now we will send you to the front to fight actual Pakistani soldiers.

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    You must be a very proud fella trying to hurl up some low lifer language against a dead person, and calling another a bastard?
    Does one become a bigger bastard by birth, or by choosing their manners and character?
     
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    ****"War Thunder, post: 11883377, member: 145364"]You must be a very proud fella trying to hurl up some low lifer language against a dead person, and calling another a bastard?*****

    RE:

    Lets break down your rant....

    Pakii : Thats us ?.. no?

    Bastard : A child born out of wedlock.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bastard

    You seem to get touchy with that technical definition ?

    why?



    *****Does one become a bigger bastard by birth, or by choosing their manners and character?[****

    RE: no idea... why dont you tell us. You seem to have some experience here..



    clearly you didnt understand the sarcasm of the message.....
     
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    Why would anyone want to be a citizen of shithole India?
    He should count himself lucky.
     
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    some people are mentally challenged... indians them selves dont wont to live in india