Articles about Indian Citizenship

Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship stranded amid COVID-19 pandemic

21 Aug 2020

Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship stranded amid COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to restrict global movement, numerous Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship are stranded in Pakistan due to the pandemic-induced lockdown.

Different ways in which one can acquire citizenship in India

07 Jan 2020

Different ways in which one can acquire citizenship in India

Citizenship is nothing but the position or status granted to an individual of being a member/citizen of a particular country.

Visuals from Jamia not pleasant: Taapsee Pannu on anti-CAA protests

20 Dec 2019

Visuals from Jamia not pleasant: Taapsee Pannu on anti-CAA protests

Actor Taapsee Pannu has opened up about the ongoing countrywide protests against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the police brutality on the protesting students of Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi.

#CAAProtests: BJP tweets Manmohan Singh's old video to prove point(?)

19 Dec 2019

#CAAProtests: BJP tweets Manmohan Singh's old video to prove point(?)

When Union Home Minister Amit Shah tabled the Citizenship (Amendment Bill) in the Parliament, perhaps he didn't anticipate his government will come at receiving end of widespread protests.

Alia Bhatt shares wrong Preamble, amid CAA protests; gets trolled

18 Dec 2019

Alia Bhatt shares wrong Preamble, amid CAA protests; gets trolled

Following actors Sonakshi Sinha and Ishaan Khatter, Alia Bhatt also shared a picture of the Preamble to the Constitution of India, to show support towards the students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Citizenship Act protests: Curfew lifted in Assam, broadband services resume

17 Dec 2019

Citizenship Act protests: Curfew lifted in Assam, broadband services resume

The curfew imposed in Assam's capital Guwahati was lifted on Tuesday, but with a rider. The restrictions will remain in place during the night, state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced yesterday.

Citizenship Act: Congress got stomach-ache, is fanning violence, says Shah

14 Dec 2019

Citizenship Act: Congress got stomach-ache, is fanning violence, says Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who spearheaded the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament this week, said Congress got a stomach ache due to the new law.

What is Article 370? Here's all you need to know

19 Feb 2019

What is Article 370? Here's all you need to know

Following the deadly terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama on 14 February in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred, demands for scrapping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution have intensified.

#PNBScam: Mehul Choksi gives up Indian citizenship to avoid extradition

21 Jan 2019

#PNBScam: Mehul Choksi gives up Indian citizenship to avoid extradition

In what is being seen as a move to avoid extradition to India, fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi has surrendered his Indian passport to the Indian High Commission in Antigua and Barbuda.

101-year-old Pakistani Hindu becomes oldest person to get Indian citizenship

12 Jan 2019

101-year-old Pakistani Hindu becomes oldest person to get Indian citizenship

On Friday, a centenarian Pakistani Hindu was awarded Indian citizenship after a 12-year-long wait.

#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

09 Jan 2019

#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday had passed, amid protests by the Opposition, the Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955.

Of 40L excluded in NRC, 35.5L haven't applied for inclusion

18 Nov 2018

Of 40L excluded in NRC, 35.5L haven't applied for inclusion

Over 35.5 lakh people of the 40 lakh, who were excluded in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), haven't yet come forward for inclusion in the final list of the Supreme Court-monitored exercise.

OCI card-holders appear to enjoy equal-rights like other Indians: HC

12 Aug 2018

OCI card-holders appear to enjoy equal-rights like other Indians: HC

Delhi High Court has said that Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) appear to enjoy the fundamental rights of equality before law and freedom of speech and expression in the same way as any other Indian citizen does.

Retired Assamese Army veteran asked to prove his Indian citizenship

01 Oct 2017

Retired Assamese Army veteran asked to prove his Indian citizenship

A retired Indian Army officer hailing from Assam has been asked to prove his Indian citizenship by the Assamese Police.

After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship

14 Sep 2017

After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship

The Centre may grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees from erstwhile Pakistan (now Bangladesh), who arrived to India almost five decades back and are settled in Arunachal Pradesh.