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Ela Gandhi herself, together with other community leaders in the Indian and black communities, is involved in various projects aimed at reconciliation.
The court permitted the man to apply for an OCI card afresh by August 22 with the Indian Consulate closest to his residence in the US or with any other processing agency.
The petitioner claimed that he, his wife and two daughters had applied for renewal of their OCI cards, and in January 2021, his wife's card was renewed.
Justice Prathiba M Singh said the Tablighi was long over and the petitioner, who has been blacklisted, did have a valid OCI card.
The OCI cardholders will now be required to get their document re-issued only once at the age of 20 instead of multiple times needed to be done currently, according to the Indian Union Home Ministry.
If a person has obtained registration as OCI cardholder after attaining the age of 20 years, there will be no requirement of re-issue of OCI card, it added.
MHA made the submission while defending the decision of the Indian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium asking a Belgian woman to surrender her OCI card.
OCI card is issued to people of Indian origin globally which gives them almost all the privileges of an Indian national except for the right to vote, govt service and buying agricultural land.