The authorities has given Indian citizenship to 21,408 individuals within the final 10 years whereas 804 Bangladeshi migrants have been despatched again to their nation in three years from 2016 to 2018. Home Minister Amit Shah stated this in a written reply to a starred query in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
In response to a query in regards to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019, Mr. Shah stated that 308 in 2016, 51 in 2017 and 445 NRI Bangladeshi nationals had been despatched again to their nation within the yr 2018.
At the identical time, a complete of 21,408 overseas nationals have been granted Indian citizenship from 2010 to 2019. These embrace 14,864 Bangladeshis who’ve acquired citizenship because of the inclusion of Bangladesh 53 enclaves in Indian territory after the India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement in 2015. <! –
Apart from this settlement, throughout these 10 years most 1106 individuals have been given Indian citizenship final yr. 817 in 2017, 628 in 2018 and 987 foreigners obtained citizenship in 2019.
The authorities has stated that even after the imposition of the CAA Act, there was no modification within the current authorized strategy of acquiring Indian citizenship by any class of authentic migrant by means of Section 6 of the Citizenship Act or Section 5 of the Registration Act.