The registration fees for Indian citizenship of which neighboring countries’ Hindus have been reduced to Rs. 100?
[A]Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh
[B]Pakistan, Myanmar and Bhutan
[C]Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
[D]Pakistan, China and Sri Lanka
Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh
The registration fees for Hindus and other minority community people from three neighbouring countries namely Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, as Indian citizens have been reduced to as low as Rs.100 from Rs.15,000. The new rules will be applicable to minority communities- Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians-from these nations and living in India on Long Term Visa. Though, for minority community people from countries other than the three, the fees will be Rs 10,000 for registration in India and Rs 15,000 if registered elsewhere. The changes have been made after amending various provisions of the Citizenship Rules 2009. The new rules also allow the minority members from the neighbouring countries to take oath of allegiance as an Indian citizen in front of Sub-Divisional Magistrate, in case of absence of Collector, Deputy Commissioner or District Magistrate.