By Arjun Soorya
Bloomfield Hills, MI: I like to bring to the kind notice of the Consulate General of India in Chicago, the Indian Embassy and the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, DC, on the recently added requirement of “Renunciation Certificate” from the original country of migration to the USA for visitor visa to India.
It is a matter of great concern to the Hindus, who migrated from Pakistan directly to the USA and are living here as naturalized citizens for a long time.
Whereas, while taking the oath of allegiance to this adopted motherland, it is officially recorded in the USA Immigration and Naturalization Bureau, that we have permanently severed our ties with Pakistan and have renounced our citizenship of Pakistan forever and have no more allegiance with it.
Needless to say that, it is another step the government of India has taken in the backward direction. This esteemed IndianEmbassy should know well that the government of Pakistan is not going to issue the “Renunciation Certificate” to Hindus on a silver plate.
For example, in my case, it is almost five long agonizing months since I have applied for the same with no luck and the Embassy of Pakistan keeps on repeating the same Mantra.
This uncalled policy of the government of India is piling more misery and agony on the people, who have already suffered enough and have paid heavy price.
It is my humble request to the esteemed Indian Consulate General in Chicago, the Indian Embassy and the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, DC. to guide us for another alternative to this stumbling block.
I will highly appreciate it, if they can oblige and save us from the agony.