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Aatish Taseer loses citizenship status for concealing information

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New Delhi, Nov 08: The Overseas Citizenship of India (OIC) status of writer and journalist Aatish Taseer has been revoked for concealing information.

"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," a tweet by the MHA spokesperson read.

The MHA said that he had concealed the fact that his father was a Pakistani national. The OCI card allows foreign citizens of Indian origin to work indefinitely and enter India without a visa. However this is not applicable for Bangladesh and Pakistan.