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Pakistani singer Adnan Sami may get Indian citizenship
Pakistani singer Adnan Sami is likely to be granted Indian citizenship. In August he was indefinitely allowed to stay-on in India following non-renewal of his Pakistani passport because of his old marital disputes. The decision was taken after Attorny General Mukul Rohatgi gave a favorable opinion to the ministry of Home affairs.

This comes in contrast to BJP's ally Shiv Sena's approach, who had recently protested against Pakistani gazal singer Gulam Ali's concert in Mumbai.

According to reports, Sami had come to India in 2001 on a one-year visa and kept getting it renewed from time to time. Recently Sami approached the Home ministry to avoid his deportation, as Pakistani authorities refused to renew his passport, and thus his appeal was accepted by the ministry on humanitarian grounds.

Now the Indian government is thinking about granting Indian citizenship to the Pakistani singer, as Sami is eligible to be granted citizenship under Section 6 of the Indian Citizenship Act. This act allows an applicant to be granted a certificate of neutralization, if the government is satisfied that he or she is qualified for the same. The Central government might provide Sami with an Indian citizenship for his distinguished services in the field of art.

Adnan Sami is a singer, musician, actor and composer from Pakistan. He came to India in 2001 and made a prominent place for himself in Bollywood. He has a good command over Indian and Western classical music. He has given music in movies like Yuva, Koi Mil Gaya, Saathiya, Bajrangi Bhaijaan etc.

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