Govt will soon decide on OCI visa issue: Minister tells Indian diaspora

V Muraleedharan also invited members of the Indian diaspora to invest in the country in view of the recent economic reforms announced by the government

Current Affairs : The British government has turned down India’s solicitation for the removal of Tiger Hanif, a supposed associate of black market wear Dawood Ibrahim needed in India regarding two bomb impacts in Surat in 1993, the UK Home Office has affirmed.

Hanif, whose complete name is Mohammed Hanif Umerji Patel, was followed to a supermarket in Bolton, Greater Manchester, and captured by Scotland Yard on a removal warrant in February 2010.

The 57-year-old since lost various legitimate offers to remain in Britain, asserting that he will be tormented in India. Notwithstanding, his last offer to then Home Secretary Sajid Javid prevailing as the Pakistani-source serve rejected the solicitation a year ago.

We can affirm that the removal demand for Hanif Patel was declined by the then Home Secretary and Mr Patel was released by the court in August 2019, a UK Home Office source said on Sunday.

Hanif’s removal to India was first arranged by then Home Secretary Theresa May in June 2012. During an intrigue at the High Court in London in April 2013, Justice Kenneth Parker noticed the data gave in India’s solicitation depicted how, following the Babri Masjid destruction in December 1992, internecine threats broke out between the Muslim and Hindu people group in Gujarat.

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