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J&K's Stateless People

At the time of partition which was followed by tribal invasion, more than 7000 families crossed to this side of the LoC and International Border from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and the then Western Pakistan. Later on, during Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971, nearly 10,000 families got dislocated from 47 villages of Chhamb area. The families who had to migrate on various occasions since 1947. Read Excerpts from Parliamentary Report Here

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MEA Rejects Geelani's Application

Date: 22 May 2015
The External Affairs Ministry has rejected the passport application of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani as he had not mentioned his nationality in the form. Mr. Geelani told The Hindu: 'I have not filled the nationality column and left it blank as we live in an internationally recognised disputed territory.' The Ministry, in a statement, said Mr. Geelani's application could not be processed as he had submitted an 'incomplete' form. He had not met the prerequisites for seeking a passport, including payment of the application fee and submission of biometric details and photographs. 'The application cannot be processed in its present form,' the statement said.
[courtesy: The Hindu]

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