Over 1.8 Lakh People Gave Up Indian Citizenship This Year: Govt In Lok Sabha

Since 2011, more than 16 lakh Indians have renounced their citizenship, including 183,741 this year, the government announced in Lok Sabha on Friday, news agency PTI reported.

V Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, presented the information in response to a query.

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According to him, there were 1,31,489 Indians who resigned their Indian citizenship in 2015, 1,41,603 in 2016, and 1,33,049 in 2017.

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In 2018, 1,34,561 people relinquished their citizenship, followed by 1,44,017 in 2019, 85,256 in 2020, and 1,63,370 in 2021.

He stated that as of October 31, 1,83,741 persons have renounced their Indian citizenship.

He stated that the statistics for 2011 was 1,22,819, while it was 1,20,923 in 2012, 1,31,405 in 2013, and 1,29,328 in 2014.

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Since 2011, a total of 16,21,561 Indians have renounced their Indian citizenship.

The minister also stated that the number of foreign persons who obtained Indian citizenship, excluding inhabitants of Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, was 93 in 2015, 153 in 2016, 175 in 2017, 129 in 2018, 113 in 2019, 27 in 2020, 42 in 2021, and 60 in 2022.

(With Inputs From PTI)