November 15, 2019 3:13 am
On November 8, the government revoked Taseer’s OCI card, accusing him of concealing the fact that his late father Salmaan Taseer was a Pakistani national.
November 14, 2019 7:24 pm
The letter says "We write to respectfully request that the Indian government review this decision, to ensure that Aatish Taseer has access to his childhood home and family, and that other writers are not similarly targeted."
November 08, 2019 11:51 pm
It needs to hound and victimise a writer to feel strong and decisive
November 09, 2019 8:58 am
I have to say that I am truly horrified that this was done without my even being given a hearing. Of course, as the BJP’s Twitter trolls tell me gleefully, I could go to court.
November 09, 2019 9:49 am
The fact that the government cited Taseer’s “Pakistan origins” to revoke his OCI card despite him being raised by his mother sits at odds with the BJP-led government’s moves towards progressively liberalising the passport rules about a single parent.
November 09, 2019 1:33 am
The status author Aatish Taseer enjoyed until Indian government revoked it. Who are eligible for it?
November 08, 2019 3:22 pm
The decision comes seven months after Taseer wrote an article titled "Divider-in-Chief" in TIME magazine on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
November 08, 2019 10:55 am
The 38-year-old also said that the Indian government's move was "symptomatic of a much larger movement", and compared his "exile" to the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and the National Register of Citizens in Assam.
November 08, 2019 7:26 am
A spokesperson for the Union Home Ministry Thursday said that Aatish Taseer, while submitting his PIO application, “concealed the fact of Pak origin of his late father”.
November 29, 2014 4:47 am
A novel steeped in India’s past and illuminating about its present