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Hindu minorities from Pak, B'desh get Indian citizenship certs

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Eight Hindus from and Bangladesh, currently residing in Maharashtra, were today granted Indian citizenship certificates by MoS, Home (Urban) Ranjeet

The union government had earlier decided to grant Indian citizenship to Hindu minorities who had earlier resided in or and are currently residing in India, a release issued by the said.

In accordance with the decision taken in 2016, states are empowered to award citizenship certificates to such people, it said.

"According to this decision, eight residents from Jalgaon, Kolhapur, and Aurangabad districts were allotted citizenship certificates in a programme held at the state secretariat," the release stated.

"From the last several years, there were demands to grant Indian citizenship for Hindu minorities hailing from and who are now living in We are happy that this demand is fulfilled," said.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 22:35 IST