7,306 Pakistanis applied for Indian citizenship till Dec 14 : Govt in Parliament

As many as 7,306 Pakistani nationals applied for Indian citizenship till December 14, 2021, Union priest of state for home undertakings (MoS home) Nityanand Rai informed Parliament on Wednesday. Pakistani nationals represent almost 70% of the 10,635 applications for Indian citizenship got till the predetermined date, as indicated by information given by the Union home service.

Rai was answering to a question from MP Abdul Wahab who looked for subtleties of current candidates for Indian citizenship, including the information of their current citizenship.

The MoS further said applications for Indian citizenship are forthcoming from different nations, including Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, the United States, Nepal and Bangladesh. He added upwards of 1,152 applications are forthcoming from Afghanistan, 428 from Stateless, 223 from the US and Sri Lanka, and 189 and 161 from Nepal and Bangladesh, individually. Upwards of 10 applications are forthcoming from China also, the clergyman told the Parliament.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Rajya Sabha MP K Keshava Rao needed to be aware of the absolute number of uses that India got from minority gatherings – – Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Jain and Buddhist – of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan somewhere in the range of 2018 and 2021. He additionally asked the number of individuals were conceded citizenship by India.

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Rai said the Center has gotten 8,244 applications for Indian citizenship from minority bunches from these adjoining countries somewhere in the range of 2018 and 2021, and conceded citizenship to 3,117 of them.

Recently, Rai told the Lok Sabha that over 8.5 lakh Indian nationals denied their citizenship over the most recent seven years till September 30, 2021. He added 1,11,287 people surrendered their Indian citizenship this year itself till September 20.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- drove Center presented the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in 2019, and the law became effective on January 10, 2020. Under the Act, individuals having a place with minority gatherings and from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, who came to India till December 31, 2014, can apply for Indian citizenship. The Center is yet to inform rules under the CAA and has requested time till January 2022 to outline something very similar.

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