The Hindu news agency The Hindu quoted SLS as saying that no progress had been made in the citizenship applications of many returning Hindus after which they have returned home.
The Interior Ministry says his return is a disgrace to India, saying he launched an online application for citizenship in 2018.
For the initiative, 16 collectors were deployed in seven states to accept online applications from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh for granting citizenship to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists.
Indian news agency says the law on citizenship on religious grounds has been challenged by opposition groups in India, with bureaucratic red tape blocking its implementation.
He said that the whole process is online but the portal does not accept Pakistani passports as they have expired, due to which the asylum seekers have to pay a huge amount of money to renew their passports at the Pakistani High in Delhi. The commission has to be approached.
Citing an SLS official, The Hindu said that if there is a family of 10, they spend more than Rs 100,000 at the Pakistan High Commission for passport renewal.
He said that these people come to India during great financial difficulties and they could not pay such a large amount for the renewal of their passports.
The MHA informed the Rajya Sabha on December 22, 2021 that according to the online module, 10,635 applications for citizenship were pending with the Ministry till December 14, out of which 7,306 applicants were from Pakistan.
According to Singh, there are 25,000 Pakistani Hindus in Rajasthan alone who are awaiting citizenship, and they have been here for more than two decades, many of whom have applied offline.
In 2015, the MHA amended its citizenship laws to legalize the stay of foreign immigrants from six communities in India due to religious persecution in December 2014 or earlier. Had entered
He was exempted from the Passport Act and the Foreign Immigrants Act through legal provisions and his passport had also expired.