Foreign Citizenship

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Over 6 Lakh Citizens Took Forgein Citizenship in 2017: Ministry of External Affairs

As many as 6,08,162 Indians acquired foreign citizenship in 2017, with the majority going to the USA (United States of America,) followed by Australia and Canada. The Rajya Sabha was informed that citizens gave up their Indian citizenship due to personal reasons. According to the 2017 data, 50,803 Indians sought citizenship in the US, 20,669 in Australia and 17,372 in Canada, reported the read-more

Fri, 10 Dec 2021 - 12:54 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: US Citizenship, Indian Citizenship, Australia, Canada, Ministry of Corporate Affairs

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6 Lakh+ Indians Give Up Citizenship During 2015-19; Study, Job Key Reasons

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

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 - 09:32 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Citizenship, Indian Citizens, NRIs, Migration, Overseas Education, Indian Citizenship

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Indian citizenship

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64 Sindhi Refugees From Pakistan Receives Indian Citizenship

The Centre has provided Indian citizenship certificate to 64 Sindhi people who moved to Indore from Pakistan. Thanking the government, a grantee Pardeep Lajomal Talreja said he and his family were living in India as a refugee since 2008. Besides, Talreja mentioned how he was victimised of the atrocities faced in Pakistan along with other minority communities. Reportedly, BJP MP Shankar Lalwani helped the refugees in receiving Indian… read-more

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 - 08:23 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Indian Citizenship, Pakistan, indore, Minority, Refugees, Atrocity

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Chandradhar Das

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104-Year-Old Man Who Hoped Receiving Indian Citizenship Passes Away

Struggling to assert Indian citizenship, 104-year-old Chandradhar Das from Assam’s Cachar District passed away on December 13. Chandradhar, who was declared ‘foreigner’ by the Foreigners’ Tribunal, hoped to receive citizenship through the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019. Reportedly, he held a refugee registration certificate from 1966 mentioning him as a Bangladesh-born but went unverified by Tripura government. Detained in Silchar camp… read-more

Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 04:44 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Assam, Indian Citizenship, Citizen Amendment Act, Chandradhar Das, CAA, Detention Camp

Courtesy: India Today