BJP treating India’s migrant workers like second class citizens: Rahul Gandhi slams move to remove last page in passport
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed the Centre over the suggestion that passports may no longer be a valid address proof document.
“Treating India’s migrant workers like second class citizens is completely unacceptable. This action demonstrates BJP’s discriminatory mindset,” the Congress President said on Twitter,.
Treating India’s migrant workers like second class citizens is completely unacceptable. This action demonstrates BJP’s discriminatory mindset.https://t.co/6iiOy2rPKC
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) January 14, 2018
Earlier, it was reported that the government is mulling over removing the last page which includes the address of the passport holder.
The External affairs ministry is currently considering the proposal and might take an official call on it soon.
“The last page is never checked anywhere, but the personal identity of a traveller is important. Names of the mother or the father or the spouse is not required. The decision has been taken after the government mulled over it for sometime. We may take all details for our records but will not print on the passport,” Neelam Rani, Regional Passport Officer told DNA.
A Hindustan Times report quoted Surendera Kumar, under-secretary of policy and legal matters at the consular, passport and visa division of the …read more