Pak Activist Gulalai Ismail "Escapes" To US, Seeks Political Asylum
Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:53 PM
Pakistani rights activist Gulalai Ismail "escaped" authorities in Islamabad last-month and has reached the US, where she has applied for political asylum, a media report said. Dawn news quoted The New-York Times as saying in its report on Thursday that 32-year-old is currently residing with her sister in Brooklyn, New-York. According to the New-York Times report, Ismail had remained a fugitive since late May.
Snowden calls on France's Macron to grant him asylum
Monday, September 16, 2019, 8:15 PM
Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French-President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum. Snowden, now living in Russia to avoid prosecution in the United States, stressed in an-interview-broadcast on France's Inter radio that "protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act" and that he feels entitled to get protected status in France.
More Than 20,000 Indians Have Sought Political Asylum In US Since 2014
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 5:17 PM
More than 20,000 Indian nationals, mostly men, have sought asylum in the US since 2014, according to latest figures. Till July, a maximum number of 7,214-Indian nationals had applied for asylum in the US. Of these only 296 were women, according to the information provided by the US-Department of Homeland Security to the NAPA. California-based NAPA, has been working among illegal immigrants from Punjab.