Salma Agha to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh over OCI application today

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Nikah fame Pakistan-born actor, Salma Agha, is likely to meet the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday.

This after reports last week that Agha, ex-wife of singer Adnan Sami, had applied for Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Card.

Agha, who is a UK citizen, had sung for and acted in several Bollywood movies including Nikah in 1982. She had won Filmfare best female playback award for her song “Dil Ke armaan aansuon me beh gaye” in Nikah.

Sami was granted Indian citizenship in January this year.

 

The Indian Home Ministry is considering her application and a decision for granting her citizenship will soon be made.

An OCI card will allow Agha to travel to and stay in India without any misa for any duration. She will also enjoy the parity with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in financial, economic and educational fields except in the acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties.

As per the Indian government rules, a foreign national who is a child, grandchild or a great grandchild of Indian citizen is eligible for registration as OCI card-holder. There are few other conditions to get OCI card.

However, no person, who or either of whose parents, grandparents or great grandparents is or had been a citizen of Pakistan and Bangladesh shall be eligible for registration as an Overseas Citizen of India card holder.

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