Government grants Indian Citizenship to Pakistani woman

Published: 19 December, 2019 14:51 IST | ANI | Gujarat

Following her husband's death, Hasina Ben decided to return to India and had, therefore, applied for Indian citizenship almost two years back

Hasina Ben was born and brought up in Bhanvad Taluka of Gujarat and had taken Pakistani citizenship post her marriage in 1999. Picture/Twitter Collector Dwarka
Hasina Ben was born and brought up in Bhanvad Taluka of Gujarat and had taken Pakistani citizenship post her marriage in 1999. Picture/Twitter Collector Dwarka

In a silver lining for all those worried over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and while debate and protests over the issue are ongoing all across the country, a Pakistani woman granted Indian citizenship.

Hasina Ben was born and brought up in Bhanvad Taluka of Gujarat and had taken Pakistani citizenship post her marriage in 1999. She had shifted to Pakistan and had spent her married life there. Following her husband's death, Hasina Ben decided to return to India and had, therefore, applied for Indian citizenship almost two years back.

She was granted citizenship on December 18.

"Hasina Ben was born and brought up in Bhanvad Taluka of Gujarat. She married a Pakistani citizen in 1999 and became a citizen of Pakistan. After the death of her husband, she returned to India and applied for Indian Citizenship. So After consideration, GOI (Government of India) has approved the application," read a tweet from the official handle of Collector Dwarka, Dr. Narendra Kumar Meena.

She was awarded the Certificate of Indian Citizenship by the Collector on Wednesday.

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