India revokes Aatish Taseer’s citizenship for allegedly criticizing Narendra Modi in his article
Aatish is the son of late Salman Taseer and Indian columnist Tavleen Singh.
The citizenship of Aatish Taseer, a New York-based journalist, has been revoked by the Indian government. Aatish is the son of late Salman Taseer and Indian columnist Tavleen Singh.
As per the details published in an Indian publication The Print, Taseer has been under the limelight ever since he wrote an article criticizing the Indian government. His article titled ‘Divider-in-Chief’ was published in the popular Time magazine arraigned Narendra Modi’s first term as the prime minister.
Indian Ministry of Home Affairs of India announced to strip Aatish off his citizenship in a tweet. According to the tweet, Taseer failed to answer their questions about the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cards.
“Thus, Mr. 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,” tweeted the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Mr. Aatish Ali Taseer, while submitting his PIO application, concealed the fact that his late father was of Pakistani origin.
— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) November 7, 2019
Aatish, on the other hand, rebuffed the claims, saying that they are untrue and Consul General acknowledged his reply.
“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.
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://t.co/z7OtTaLLeO pic.twitter.com/t3LBWUtkdi
— Aatish Taseer (@AatishTaseer) November 7, 2019
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