New York-based author and journalist Aatish Taseer is ineligible for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card as he had concealed the fact that his late father was of Pakistani origin, the government said on Thursday night.
Thus, Mr. Aatish Ali Taseer becomes ineligible to hold an OCI card, as per the Citizenship Act, 1955. He has clearly not complied with very basic requirements and hidden information.— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) 7 November 2019
This is untrue. Here is the Consul General’s acknowledgment of my reply. I was given not the full 21 days, but rather 24 hours to reply. I’ve heard nothing from the ministry since. https://t.co/z7OtTaLLeOpic.twitter.com/t3LBWUtkdi— Aatish Taseer (@AatishTaseer) 7 November 2019