citizenship rights

65 years on, these refugees still stateless in Jammu and Kashmir

July 26th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 26 (IANS) It's a trauma that has lingered for 65 years. Some 2,000-3,000 Hindu families had migrated to Jammu and Kashmir from West Pakistan when the sub-continent ... Read more...

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Kashmiri migrants still treated with disdain in Pak 20-years on

October 14th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffarabad, Oct 14 (ANI): Some 35,000 people fled from the Kashmir valley in India during the 1990s to settle in Pakistan, which claimed to speak for the beleaguered Kashmiri people, but years ... Read more...

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Kashmir: All-party delegation to visit Tangmarg, hospitals today

September 21st, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Sep 21 (ANI): The 39-member all-party delegation, which arrived in Srinagar on Monday to assess the ground situation, will visit Tangmarg, which had witnessed some of the worst violence.According to sources, ... Read more...

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Vice President Biden meets with Sudan and Somalia officials

June 10th, 2010 - 4:01 am ICT by BNO News
NAIROBI, KENYA (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday met with delegations from Southern Sudan and Somalia during his visit in Nairobi, the White House announced.Southern Sudan's delegation was ... Read more...

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India’s minstrels reduced to sex slavery in Nepal

May 16th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 16 (IANS) Like the vicissitudes in the fortunes of the epic heroes of the Ramayana and Mahabharata that formed the theme of their musical performances, a wandering minstrel ... Read more...

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Declaring nationality does not imply citizenship rights

May 6th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Home Minister P.Chidambaram Thursday clarified that the particulars of "nationality as declared" in the form being filled by enumerators in the ongoing Census 2011 would ... Read more...

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Kashmir council no place for bill limiting women’s rights: Chair

April 5th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir legislative council Deputy Chairman Arvinder Singh Monday rejected the permanent resident (disqualification) bill that aims to deny citizenship rights to women marrying non-permanent residents of ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah meets Sonia Gandhi

March 24th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi Wednesday and discussed matters relating to the state, especially ... Read more...

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Two MLAs marshalled out of Kashmir assembly

March 17th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 17 (IANS) Two Jammu and Kashmir legislators were marshalled out of the state assembly Wednesday after they insisted on raising an issue in defiance of the speaker, days after ... Read more...

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‘Tamils have not given up demand for separate homeland’

March 14th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, March 14 (IANS) Reacting sharply to reports from Colombo that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has given up its demand for a separatist demand, the Canadian Tamil Congress here ... Read more...

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Congress opposes Kashmir bill curtailing women’s rights

March 14th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 13 (IANS) The Congress has decided to oppose a bill moved earlier this week in the upper house of the state legislature depriving women of their citizenship rights if ... Read more...

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Jammu lawyers protest controversial citizenship rights bill

March 11th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 11 (IANS) Lawyers in Jammu Thursday observed a strike and held a protest over the introduction of a private member's bill that seeks to annul permanent resident rights of ... Read more...

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Gurkha activists’ fury over British minister’s attack on cause campaigner Joanna Lumley

March 10th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 10 (ANI): British Defence Minister Kevan Jones came under fire after accusing Gurkha campaigner Joanna Lumley of "deathly silence" over the allegations that war veterans hoping to settle in UK ... Read more...

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Why can’t Indian-origin person play for country? court asks

January 21st, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday issued notice to the ministry of overseas Indian affairs and the sports ministry for denying playing rights to an Indian-origin player Anant ... Read more...

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Ravi Shankar for citizenship rights for Tamil refugees

August 4th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Tuesday said the more than 100,000 Sri Lankan Tamils living as refugees in 112 camps in Tamil Nadu should be given immigrant ... Read more...

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West Pakistan refugee enters fray in Jammu and Kashmir

March 28th, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 28 (IANS) A Pakistani refugee will be contesting Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate in Jammu and Kashmir, a first in the post-Independence history of the state. Labba Ram, chairman ... Read more...

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Urdu-speaking Bangladeshis yet to get passports

January 26th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 26 (IANS) Nine months after they were granted Bangladeshi citizenship, Urdu-speaking non-Bengalis, including many who migrated from Bihar, are yet to get their passports, a media report said. A High ... Read more...

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Gurkha heroes to get chance of livelihood in UK

January 24th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 24 (ANI): Even after defending Britain for nearly 200 years, retired Gurkha soldiers are struggling for citizenship rights. But now, a new railway engineering training is being seen as ... Read more...

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BJP manifesto silent on special status for Kashmir

November 14th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday released its manifesto for Jammu and Kashmir elections beginning Monday, but the document made no mention of Article 370 of the Indian ... Read more...

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Scheme to raise awareness among minority women

September 7th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India's Planning Commission is starting a scheme to create awareness among minority women about issues and rights that can empower them socially, educationally and economically, and also ... Read more...

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Pakistani refugees in Kashmir demand rehabilitation package

April 28th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
Jammu, April 28 (IANS) Pakistani refugees settled in Jammu and Kashmir demand a similar rehabilitation package as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last week announced for the migrant Kashmiri Hindus. "There is nothing ... Read more...

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Gurkhas want their retired army heroes to stay in the UK

April 16th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 16 (ANI): A large number of Gurkhas staged a demonstration here on Tuesday to demand their war heroes be allowed to stay in Britain. The demonstration took place ahead of ... Read more...

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Uncertainty dogs Hindu refugees from Pakistan

March 4th, 2008 - 11:31 am ICT by admin
(Feature) By Binoo Joshi Jammu, March 4 (IANS) Over 50,000 Hindu families who fled Pakistan to escape the 1947 partition violence have spent over 60 years in Jammu and Kashmir - but they are ... Read more...

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Britain may abolish ancestry visa

February 22nd, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb.22 (ANI): Britain is proposing to sever its historic ties to tens of thousands of Commonwealth nationals who have an automatic right through descent to live and work here. According to ... Read more...

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