Pakistani singer Adnan Sami can stay in India

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 5, 2015, 10:23 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 7:37 am IST
Kiren Rijiju said that Mr Sami has been exempted from deportation proceedings
Adnan Sami
 Adnan Sami
New Delhi: In a humanitarian gesture, the government has allowed Pakistani singer Adnan Sami to stay in India for an indefinite period following his appeal to legalise his stay in India and not deport him. 
 
MoS for home Kiren Rijiju said that Mr Sami has been exempted from deportation proceedings. Under Section 3 of the Foreigners Act. 46-year-old Mr Sami has submitted a representation to the home ministry on May 26, 2015 requesting his stay in India on humanitarian grounds.
 
The representation submitted by Sami, a Pakistani national, has been considered carefully by the Home Ministry. “Now, therefore, in pursuance of the powers conferred under section 3A of Foreigners Act, 1946 (31 of 1946), the central government being of the opinion that it is necessary and expedient in public interest to do so, hereby declared that provisions of clauses (c) and (e) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Foreigners Act 1946.
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