In our Constitution article, 5-11 describe the citizenship of India law in the time of independence
Citizenship law introduced in 1955 and the amendment in 1957, 1960,1985,9186, 1992, 2003, 2005, 2015, 2019
Article in the Indian constitution(citizenship of India)
Now we will discuss the article 5 to 11 in Indian Constitution.
Article 5 to 8 describe the acquisition of citizenship and 9 to 11 describe the withdrawal of citizenship
Article 5 to 8
According to the article, a person had to complete at least one of the condition to get citizenship of India.
1-he was born in India
2-his one of the parent citizen of India.
3-a person who has resident of India at least for 5 years is eligible for citizens of India.
If a person migrates from Pakistan and one of the parents or grandparents was a citizen of undivided India can be a citizen of India if he/she fulfils one of the condition-
1- If he/she migrant from Pakistan before 19 July 1948
2- If a person migrates from Pakistan after 19 July 1948 and fulfils the residents of six months in India. The person can register for citizenship.
Article 7(citizenship of India)
If a person migrant to Pakistan after 1 March 1947 and return to India after settlement can also register for citizenship after completing the Six months of residents in India
If a person whose parents or grandparents born in undivided India and is residing outside India. The person can also, be registered for citizenship of India.
Article 9(citizenship of India)
Person citizenship will be cancelled if he/she acquired any other states citizenship automatically.
Every citizen of India has to follow the rule made by the Indian Parliament and constitution with respect.
The Indian parliament has the power to make any provision of acquisition and termination of citizenship law and other matters related to citizenship.
Amendment of law citizenship of India
- the citizenship(amendment) act 1957
- the repealing and amendment act 1960
- the citizenship(amendment) act 1985
- the citizenship(amendment) act 1986
- the citizenship(amendment) act 1992
- the citizenship(amendment) act 2003
- the citizenship(amendment) act 2005
- the citizenship(amendment) act 2015
- the citizenship(amendment) act 2019
Acquisition of citizenship
A person born in India on or after 26th Jan 1950 but before 1st July 1987 is a citizen of India irrespective of the nationality of his parent. If any person born in India on or after 1st July 1987 before 3rd Dec 2004 get citizenship of India if his one of parents citizen of India at the time of birth. A person born in India on or after 3rd Dec 2004 gets citizenship of India if his one of presents citizen of India at the time of birth and other one is not an illegal migrant of India at the time of birth.
2-Born outside India
If a person born outside India on or after 1950 but before 10th Dec 1992 is a citizen of India if either of his parents is a citizen of India at the time of birth. After 3rd Dec 2004 a person born outside of India have to register his birth at any Indian consulate within one year then the person considered as a citizen of India.
the person who fulfilled the following criteria can register their name as a citizen of India.
a- If a person of Indian origin who is ordinarily resident in India for 7 years can register their name.
b- A person who is married to an Indian citizen and resident in India for seven-year.
c- A person whose parents registered their name as a citizen of India.
Loss of citizenship(citizenship of India)
- The citizen has obtained citizenship by fraud
- The citizen has shown disloyalty to the Indian constitution
- The Citizen communicate or trade with the enemy in the time of war
- If the citizen ordinarily resident for seven-year in outside India and ETC
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