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(From South China Morning Post)
Byline: Ravina Shamdasani
In what is being hailed as a breakthrough for the rights of ethnic minorities, an Indian girl has been granted Chinese nationality and a Hong Kong SAR passport.
The government denies any change in policy but politicians and sources in the Indian community said there had been an obvious softening of criteria and change in approach to the Chinese nationality law.
Vehka Harjani, 15, who was born in Hong Kong, is the first known case of a person from an ethnic minority with no Chinese relatives being granted an SAR passport.
Her father, Vijay Harjani, said an Immigration …