Hindus, Sikhs, Christians Jains and Parsis from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanstan can now register as Indian citizens in a mere Rs.100! Earlier, this amount was Rs. 15, 000 which made the impoversihed minorities from these nations feel distressed as most of the times as these persecuted minorities come with nothing with them.
The Home Ministry, in a gazette notification, said that the persecuted minorities living on Long Term Visa shall be eligible to benefit from this move.
But the people except from these three countries will still have to pay Rs. 10,000 as the registration fee if they register in India and will have to pay Rs. 15,000 if they are registered out of India.
The move, as per Times of India, comes after the Modi government made various changes in the Citizenship Rules 2009.
Not stopping at that, the minority community people will be allowed to take oath of allegiance as an Indian citizen in front of Sub-Divisional Magistrate, in case of absence of Collector, Deputy Commissioner or District Magistrate, says the Times of India report.
Before this, the Indian government has given several benefits to the persecuted minorities. Click here to check.
Minorities such as Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Jains and Parsis are persecuted in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and hence, they are coming to India.
Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate in the run-up to the general elections of 2014 has evoked the human rights issues of these communities promising that he would take a humanitarian view if he is elected to power. Since coming to power, his government has effectively worked to help bring relief to these communities as their human rights issues have struck a chord with the general public as well.
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