MHA | Country-wise details of Applications for Indian Citizenship during 2014-19

Country-wise details of Applications for Indian Citizenship
Country-wise details of Applications for Indian Citizenship

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):

Year Afghanistan Bangladesh Pakistan Sri Lanka Myanmar Total
2014 249 24 267 4 NIL 544
2015 234 16+14864* 263 17 NIL 15394
2016 244 39 670 35 NIL 988
2017 117 49 476 34 1 677
2018 30 19 450 12 NIL 511
2019 40 25 809 11 NIL 885
TOTAL 914 15036 2935 113 1 18999

* 2015 – After signing of Indo-Bangladesh Land Boundry Agreement,

14864 Bangladeshi nationals were granted Indian Citizenship under

section 7 of the Citizenship Act, 1955.

 

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