Adnan Sami allowed to stay in India

Adnan Sami allowed to stay in India

Adnan Sami allowed to stay in India

Pakistani singer Adnan Sami can now stay in India for an indefinite period with the NDA government ordering that no deportation proceedings should be initiated against him.

The order, which was brought to the notice of Parliament on Tuesday by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, came following Sami’s plea to legalise his stay in the country on humanitarian grounds.

Sami had earned the wrath of BJP, while in opposition, with its Maharashtra leaders earlier objecting to extension of visa for the singer and that he be deported.

The order came after the ministry “carefully” considered his application.

“Now, therefore, in pursuance of the powers conferred under section 3A of Foreigners Act, 1946 (31 of 1946), the central government, being of the opinion that it is necessary and expedient in public interest to do so, hereby declared that provisions of clauses (c) and (e) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Foreigners Act 1946 and paragraph 11 of the Foreigners Order, 1948 shall not apply to the said Mr Adnan Sami Khan, son of late Arshad Sami Khan and he is exempted from deportation proceedings,” the Home Ministry order said.

This order will remain valid until further orders are issued on the subject.

The home ministry’s order came after the 46-year-old singer approached it with an application on May 26 this year requesting the former to issue the order.