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Citizenship bill

Plea to render justice to the Malaiha (Hill Country) Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6510               Dated 14-Nov-2019

By Prof. V. Suryanarayan

On July 19, 2016 the Government of India introduced a bill in Parliament to amend certain provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955. The objective of the proposed bill is to enable the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, who have fled to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan without valid travel documents or those whose travel documents have expired in recent years to acquire Indian citizenship by process of naturalization.

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