Renunciation of Indian citizenship 

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  • October 2, 2021
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Renunciation of Indian citizenship 

Part of: Prelims and GS II – Citizenship

Context The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has simplified the process for Indians who want to renounce their citizenship

  • Provisions have been made for applicants to upload documents online, with an upper limit of 60 days for the renunciation process to be completed.

About Citizenship 

  • In India, Articles 5 – 11 of the Constitution deals with the concept of citizenship. The term citizenship entails the enjoyment of full membership of any State in which a citizen has civil and political rights.
  • Termination of citizenship is possible in three ways according to the Citizenship Act, 1955.
  • Renunciation: If any citizen of India who is also a national of another country renounces his Indian citizenship through a declaration in the prescribed manner, he ceases to be an Indian citizen. 
  • Termination: Indian citizenship can be terminated if a citizen knowingly or voluntarily adopts the citizenship of any foreign country.
  • Deprivation: The government of India can deprive a person of his citizenship in some cases. It is applicable only in the case of citizens who have acquired the citizenship by registration, naturalization, or only by Article 5 (c) 

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