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Registration fee for Pak Hindus as Indian citizens cut

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Jodhpur : The registration fees for Hindus and other minority community people from three neighbouring countries, including Pakistan, as Indian citizens have been drastically reduced to as low as Rs 100 from Rs 15,000. In a gazette notification, the Home Ministry said  new rules will be applicable to minority communities- from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and living in India on long term visa.

However, for minority community people from countries other than the three, the fees will be Rs 10,000 for registration in India and Rs 15,000 if registered elsewhere. The changes have been made after amending various provisions of the Citizenship Rules 2009. The new rules allow the minority members from neighbouring countries to take oath of allegiance as an Indian citizen. -PTI