GS Paper 2:
Topics covered: Indian Constitution- Significant feature- Citizenship.
More than six lakh Indians renounced citizenship in the past five years, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed the Lok Sabha.
- The reason for a large number of Indians surrendering their citizenship was not stated in the reply.
The citizenship act, 1955 prescribes three ways of losing citizenship:
- By renunciation:
Any citizen of India of full age and capacity can make a declaration renouncing Indian citizenship
- Such a declaration may not be accepted during war.
- Even the minor children of the person who renounces citizenship stands to lose their Indian citizenship. However, when their children attain the age of eighteen, he may resume Indian citizenship.
- By termination:
If a citizen of India voluntarily acquires the citizenship of another country, then he loses the citizenship of India However, this provision does not apply during times of war.
- By deprivation:
Compulsory termination of Indian citizenship by the Central government, in the following conditions:
- Obtained the citizenship by fraud.
- Citizen has shown disloyalty to the Constitution of India.
- Citizen has unlawfully traded or communicated during the times of war.
- Within 5 years of naturalization, the said citizen is imprisoned for a term of two years.
- Citizen has been ordinarily resident out of India for a period of 7 years.
Did you know that according to a Global Wealth Migration Review report, in 2019, India came second only to China when it came to high net worth individuals (HNIs) leaving the country?
- Provisions related to citizenship in the constitution
- Acts and policies associated with citizenship
- Features related to citizenship Amendment Act, 2019
- Ways of acquiring citizenship and losing mentioned in the various acts
- Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)- features associated with.
What are the major concerns expressed against CAA, 2019?
Sources: the Hindu.