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Modi: Overseas Indians are ‘role models for other immigrants’

Narendra Modi addresses the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event in Bangalore

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The government is establishing procedures for making descendants of indentured labourers living in Fiji and other countries eligible for OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) cards, prime minister Narendra Modi said last Sunday (8). “Starting with Mauritius, we are working to put in place procedures so that descendants of Girmitiyas could become eligible for OCI cards. We remain committed to addressing similar difficulties of PIOs (People of Indian Origin) in Fiji, the Reunion Islands, Suriname, Guyana and other Caribbean states,” he said in his address at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Bangalore. Girmityas are descendants of indentured Indian labourers who…

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