India to allow minorities from B’desh, Pak without papers

India to allow minorities from B’desh, Pak without papers

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Indian government has decided to allow minority refugees from Bangladesh and Pakistan to stay in India even after expiry of their visas on humanitarian grounds.The central government has decided to exempt Bangladeshi and Pakistani nationals belonging to minority communities who have entered India on or before December 31, 2014, in respect of their entry and stay in India without proper documents or after the expiry of relevant documents.
The decision was taken on humanitarian considerations, Indian media reported quoting a statement issued by the Indian Home Ministry.
The government also issued two notifications in the Official Gazette today under Passport (Entry into India) Act, 1920 and Foreigners Act, 1946.- UNB

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