Nagpur: Udasi Kailash reached his home in Hyderabad on Tuesday after spending seven days in quarantine in Amritsar. He is survived by his eight months pregnant wife Sonali in Hyderabad, Pakistan.
Kailash was among the Indian citizens stuck in Pakistan, who returned in the period between June 25 and 27 through the Attari border, which was specially opened to receive them.
His wife is a citizen of Pakistan and lived for a long term visa (LTV) in Jalgaon after marriage. The couple had gone to Pakistan to meet their relatives and stuck after blocking, which has also closed its borders. Being a citizen of the Republic of India, Kailash went for a visa and his wife took no objection to return to India (nori) visa is fully. As the border was opened only for holders of Indian passport, Kailash would go back, but not his wife.
“I called the Indian Embassy asked if I could stay with my wife, but received only verbal assurances and nothing in writing. On the Pakistani side, too, was only stating that the visa can be renewed. Local authorities in Pakistan said I could face action if he stayed. So I, reluctantly, decided to leave, as it is in a crucial stage of the pregnancy,” he said.
He’s worried that a child may be born in Pakistan are unable to advantage from getting Indian citizenship by birth.
In a list of more than 700 of the Indians was drawn to cross the border from June 25 to 27, there are still many families as Udasi. Kailash decided to return, but there are others who prefer to remain. There are families where one member of the Indian national Pakistan having visa nori. The only relief is that the Pakistani government has extended visas for foreign citizens until 31 August. The orders were issued after the return of Kailash at.
A chartered accountant from Ahmedabad, Avinash Talreja left to get married in Karachi with her mother. The family came to India in 2000, when Avinash was 10 years old. According to the rules, his parents got Indian citizenship and his turn has not yet arrived. “Only my mom can come back when the borders are open, but how could she travel alone? Now we are all waiting for a decision on the owners of nori, so we can all go. I hope my wife, who is a citizen of Pakistan, let us, too,” he said. Now, as technically Pakistani citizens.
Talreja quoted a Ministry of interior circular from India, which is the point that foreign nationals married to citizens of India should be allowed. This will allow many Indians whose spouses are on visas nori to return. “But the Embassy does not consider even this,” he said.
Stranded families, including Hindus and Muslims. A common complaint was that there was little response from the Embassy or the Indian government. Even the repeated messages in social networks to the Ministry of foreign Affairs and others on the Indian side remained unanswered, they said.
Mohammed Saif from Faridabad said that his mother went to India, when they opened the border. But he had two minor children, who have Indian passports, should be left behind because his wife is here on a visa and nori couldn’t go back. Family to release the video on social media appealing for help.
“I have repeatedly requested the Indian authorities at all levels, but it didn’t help,” he said. Mohammed Raza and his family, which includes her two children and elderly parents decided to stay in Pakistan only because his wife was on a visa nori.
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