The Indian government has allowed Adnan Sami to stay in India for an indefinite period of time considering his appeal on the humanitarian grounds. Kiren Rijiju, the Minister of State for Home, has informed the Lok Sabha regarding the exemption of deportation for Sami. The stay of UK -born singer has been legalized.
Meanwhile, there are numerous such cases pending to be solved by the Indian government. A total of 290 people have been given citizenship of India until now in this year out of around 440 requests. 619 such cases were solved last year.
The Indian government made this decision after the submission of an appeal to the Home Ministry by the singer himself on 26th May 2015. He requested to allow him to stay for longer in India. The decision on the representation by a well known Pakistani celebrity is studied cautiously by the Home Ministry.
“Now, therefore, in pursuance of the powers conferred that Mr Adnan Sami is exempted from deportation proceedings. This order shall remain valid until further orders are issued on the subject,” the Home Ministry order said.
Adani Sami made his first visit in India on 13th March 2001. He was granted one year visitor visa by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. His validity for staying in India has been increased several times in the past. Last time, he was given the visa by Pakistan with the validity of five years which expired on 27th May 2015. Pakistan didn’t renew his visa, so he was left with one choice to approach Indian government. Thus, he approached and the government accepted his request and has legalized his stay for an indefinite time in India on humanitarian grounds.
Lahore-born singer, Sami came into limelight in the early 2000s with albums like ‘Kabhi To Nazar Milao‘, and ‘Lift Karaa De‘. Govinda was featured in these music albums’ videos. In the recent times, his one song was featured in Salman Khan’s latest release ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan‘.