Shyam Sood Indian Citizenship
The Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, today handed over a certificate of registration granting Indian citizenship to a Pakistani woman, who was married to a resident of Poonch town in 1980.
Rahul Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, handed over the certificate of registration granting Indian citizenship to Khatija Parveen, wife of Mohammed Taj, resident of Hajro in Attock district in Punjab province of Pakistan.
Mohammed Taj, resident of Ward No 11 in Poonch town, and Khatija Parveen have expressed their happiness and gratitude to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for granting Indian citizenship.
While talking to The Tribune, Mohammed Taj said in 1980 he went to Hazro to meet family members and my marriage was solemnised with my cousin Khatija Parveen.
“It had been a long struggle for about 39 years to get the Indian citizenship for my wife. We are really thankful to the Government of India as we have faced many problems and spent huge money while travelling to Delhi every year for completing formalities,” said Mohammed Taj.
“To avoid questioning/frisking by intelligence sleuths while travelling and staying in hotels at Delhi with a Pakistani national (wife), many times we shared a room with a friend,” he said.
For the last more than 6 years the couple had been travelling to New Delhi for the extension of visa and completing passport formalities.
Indian citizenship was granted to Khatija Parveen on the basis of marriage to an Indian under Section 5(1)(C) of the Citizenship Act, 1955.
Son and two daughters of the couple have also expressed their happiness over Indian citizenship for their mother.