Modes of Acquiring Citizenship under Indian Constitution

  • Kanwaljit Singh
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  • Kanwaljit Singh

    Student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, India.

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Citizenship has become the most talked about topic in our country in recent times. The reason is very well known is the introduction of CAA and NRC in Assam by Govt of India. The objective or Aim of my Project is to analyze Modes of Acquiring Citizenship in India with special reference to CAA and NRC and its impact on our secular India. Based on review of literature on modes of acquiring citizenship in India, also taking some help from some good scholar’s articles, news reports on CAA and NRC. And Analyzing Merits and Demerits of the new amendments in Citizenship Rules on Acquiring citizenship also referring to some SC judgements. The result has shown that citizenship topic has been quite Hot topic in India since 2019 citizenship act amendments until recently it was also a political agenda in Assam elections. Citizenship is also a one of the basic Human Rights recognized at International level. Moreover, the India’s move by excluding particularly Muslim community from acquiring citizenship in new amended Citizenship Act 2019 and it has also raised questions on India’s image as secular country. Indian Govt should relook its move of new rules of acquiring citizenship so as to preserve vision of framers of our constitution as Secular Nation. Further research is needed for factors that could improve more flexibility in laws and widening the scope of acquiring citizenship.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 731 - 745


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