Writer Aatish Taseer’s Overseas Citizenship of India status has been revoked for not complying with “very basic requirements” and concealing information, the Home Ministry said in a statement. The tussle is going on for quiet some time after Taseer published an article in the Time Magazine.
The UK-born writer, however, countered the government saying he had not been given enough time to respond to the charges. Mr Taseer, according to sources, had “comprehensively replied” to the August 13 notice and now plans to legally challenge the revocation of his OCI status.
“Mr Aatish Ali Taseer, while submitting his PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) application, concealed the fact that his late father was of Pakistani origin,” Home Ministry spokesperson Vasudha Gupta tweeted.
Mr Taseer, son of journalist Tavleen Singh and late Pakistani politician and businessman Salmaan Taseer, had declared Ms Singh as his sole legal parent/guardian, sources said.