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Indian citizenship


Woman living in India for 55 years moves Bombay HC for citizenship, court seeks Centre's response

July 08, 2022 6:36 pm

The 66-year-old woman said she was born in Uganda to Indian-origin parents holding British passports and she had come to India on her mother's passport in 1966. She has been residing in India since, but has no valid documents.

17 Hindu refugees from Pak granted Indian citizenship

May 09, 2022 6:02 am

The refugees, in turn, thanked the Ahmedabad district administration for showing expediency in granting them Indian citizenship.  One of them was quoted as saying that they were experiencing “peace in India”.

Centre: 16 Chinese nationals given Indian citizenship in 15 years

March 17, 2022 5:59 am

Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai provided this data in a written reply to a question seeking “details of asylum and citizenship requests from communities from China including Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongolians and other democratic dissidents since 2019”.

Political bystanders sans voting rights, Sikh, Hindu refugees watch drama unfold

February 16, 2022 5:00 am

Only promises, no citizenship for them

4,844 foreigners granted Indian citizenship in 5 years, 1,773 in 2021 alone: Govt

February 09, 2022 11:42 am

According to the government data, 817 foreigners were granted Indian citizenship in 2017, 628 in 2018, 987 in 2019, 639 in 2020 and 1,773 in 2021.

MHA invites applications for Indian citizenship from non-Muslim refugees from Afghan, Pak, Bangladesh

May 28, 2021 11:31 pm

The Union home ministry issued a notification for immediate implementation of the order under the Citizenship Act 1955 and Rules framed under the law in 2009 even though the rules under the CAA enacted in 2019 are yet to be framed by the government.

Assam: Voter list of 4 years, land records... 15 documents can’t prove citizenship

February 19, 2020 11:03 am

Jabeda Begum submitted as many as 15 documents to back her claim of citizenship after being declared “a foreigner of post-1971 stream” by a Foreigners Tribunal in May 2019 but they were rejected by the Gauhati High Court.

Explained: Afghan citizenship, defined and redefined over decades of change

December 30, 2019 8:42 am

Unlike the Pakistan and Bangladesh Constitutions, the Afghanistan Constitution begins with praise of Allah and also blessings for the last Prophet and his followers.

India is losing the promise of inclusivity

December 13, 2019 1:33 pm

Who is a citizen? Constituent Assembly debates dealt with that question, and came up with the widest possible humanist answer.

Defining thousands as non-citizens will create a new form of precarious citizenship — people with fewer rights, entitlements

August 31, 2019 8:08 am

India is unlikely to deport to Bangladesh people who fail NRC test. But the millions who will become non-citizens will have fewer rights