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Dual Citizenship answer

Now that India is extending dual citizenship to all citizens living overseas, L K Advani asked if gangsters who live in Pakistan and illegal immigrants from Bangladesh will be given dual citizenship.

Dual citizenship is given to citizens of those countries which allow dual citizenship. Since Pakistan and Bangladesh both allow this, this becomes a possibility.

But then Para 7 of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2003 has the following line

(ii), but does not include a person who is or had been at any time a citizen of Pakistan, Bangladesh or such other country as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify.

I guess that rules out citizenship for all the people Advani is concerned about.

One Response to Dual Citizenship answer

  1. Satish January 13, 2005 at 2:26 pm #

    Oh well, if only politicians found time to read the bills before firing salvos at it, they wouldnt end up with their foot in the mouth. Then again does the the *watchdog* media(or so its supposed to be) ever do any sort to fact checking in their eternal race for sound bites.

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