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Constitution deals with Citizenship in

Articles 5 to 11

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Article 5

Provisions of citizenship regarding person domiciled in India in its commencement

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Article 6 deals with

persons migrated from Pakistan

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Article 7 deals with

persons migrated to Pakistan but later returned

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Article 8 deals with

persons of Indian origin residing outside India

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Article 9 states

Persons voluntarily acquiring citizenship of a foreign state not to deemed as citizens of India.
NO DUAL CITIZENSHIP

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Article 10. implies

Continuance of citizenship will be subjected to the provisions of laws made by Parliament

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Article 11 :

Parliament has the absolute power to make provisions wrt acquisition, termination and all matters regarding citizenship.

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Ways of acquiring citizenship under the Citizenship Act of 1955

1. By Birth
2. By Descent
3. By Registration
4, By Naturalisation
5. By Incorporation of Territory
6. Special Provisions covered by the Assam Accord

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Criteria for acquiring Citizenship by birth

those born in India on or after 3r December, 2004 whose both parents are Indian citizens or one parent is an Indian citizen and the other is not an illegal migrant

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Ways of losing citizenship under Citizenship Act of 1955

1. By renunciation
2. By termination
3. By deprivation

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Overseas Citizenship was recommended by

L M Singhvi Committee

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OCI scheme was introduced by

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2005

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OCI scheme is exempted for citizens of

Pakistan and Bangladesh

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Rights enjoyed by OCI Cardholder

1.entitled to multi purpose, multiple entry lifelong visa
2. Special immigration counters at international airports
3. exempted from police reporting for any lengthy stay
4. Can open bank accounts, own non farm property and acquire PAN card
5. parity with NRIs in economical, educational and financial fields.

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Restrictions for OCI Cardholders

1. do not enjoy Employment rights in GoI and cannot hold constitutional offices
2. No voting rights
3. Cannot own agricultural or plantation properties
4. Require prior permission to undertake missionary, tabligh, mountaineering and research activities in restricted areas.

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What is renunciation of citizenship?

A citizen can make a declaration renouncing the Citizenship.

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What is deprivation of citizenship?

Compulsory termination by central government

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What is Termination of citizenship?

When Indian citizen acquires citizenship of another country, his Indian citizenship is automatically terminated

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Factors for deprivation of Indian citizenship

1. has obtained citizenship by fraud
2. Disloyalty to the Indian constitution
3. Unlawfully traded or communicated with enemy during war
4. Citizen within 5 years of acquiring citizenship by registration or naturalization has been imprisoned in any country for two years
5. Citizen ordinarily resident of India for 7 years continuously