PIB News Update : Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai, in a written reply to a question regarding country-wise details of applications for Indian Citizenship during 2014-19, in Rajya Sabha today, informed that records of persons granted citizenship under section 5 by registration or under section 6 by naturalization of the Citizenship Act, 1955 are maintained as per the provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and rules made there under.
The Minister stated that these records are not maintained religion-wise. The year-wise details of citizenship granted to nationals of neighboring countries during the period 2014-2019 are as below (as on 29.02.2020):
* 2015 – After signing of Indo-Bangladesh Land Boundry Agreement,
14864 Bangladeshi nationals were granted Indian Citizenship under
section 7 of the Citizenship Act, 1955.