Born before December 1992 – why Aatish Taseer was ineligible to become Indian citizen as per law

aatish-taseer-mnBefore one goes off on a roll about Aatish Taseer not being eligible to be an Indian citizen, one needs to dig deep and find the reasons as per law based on which the ministry of home affairs has cancelled his OCI status

The ministry of home affairs cancelled author Aatish Taseer’s Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) status, following which a controversy broke out with some questioning the move.

The home ministry made it clear that the OIC was revoked as he had suppressed information that his late father was of Pakistan origin.

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Aatish Taseer loses citizenship status for concealing information

aatish-taseerNew Delhi, Nov 08: The Overseas Citizenship of India (OIC) status of writer and journalist Aatish Taseer has been revoked for concealing information.

“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,” a tweet by the MHA spokesperson read.