Following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, Afghan refugees have been residing in the United States without permanent legal status, on August 9, American senators submitted legislation to grant them citizenship. If both houses pass the Afghan Adjustment Act, it will remove uncertainty for Afghan evacuees. The law allows anybody who was deported to the United States to apply for legal permanent residency after one or two years in the… read-more
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin assured that steps will be taken to arrange citizenship status for the Sri Lankan Tamils seeking refuge at rehabilitation camps in the state. Over a Tweet, Stalin said that the government is taking concrete steps to improve the lives of the Sri Lankan Tamils. "It is the way do life of the Tamils to welcome and treat everyone equally," he said.
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At least 70% Pakistani awaits Indian citizenship, said the Ministry of Home Affairs, on December 22. MHA Minister Nityanand Rai said, a total of 7,306 people applied for citizenship from Pakistan, 1,152 applications are from Afghanistan, 428 states are stateless, 223 from Sri Lanka and the US, 189 from Nepal, 161 from Bangladesh and 10 from China. Notably, all the 10,635 applicants, applied for citizenship till December 14 2021.
The Home Ministry has disclosed that over six lakh Indians gave up their citizenship during 2015-19 in favour of securing citizenship of another nation. Addressing the Lok Sabha on February 9, Union Minister Nityanand Rai added that 1,24,99,395 Indian nationals currently live in foreign countries. Reportedly, employment and education are the primary reasons behind the migration. While India does not allow dual citizenship, it grants overseas… read-more
On Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) 2020 Democracy Index, India has relegated by two places to obtain the 53rd position of all the 167 countries evaluated. As per EIU's report, India's global rank receded due to the administration-led democratic recession and deliberate limitations on civil liberties. Additionally, it alleged that the BJP government had tainted the conceptualisation of Indian citizenship with communalism, thereby weakening… read-more
The Time magazine has included 82-year-old Bilkis, who was one of the “dadis” to lead the anti-CAA protests at Shaheen Bagh in “100 Most Influential People of 2020”. The article, penned by journalist Rana Ayyub, states that Bilkis did not move from the protest site despite cold winters and fear from CAA supporters. She inspired thousands of others including students and leaders to join the protests, staying in roadside tents for months.
Courtesy: India Today