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Indian Diaspora And Citizenship Law In India

Aastha Agnihotri, Advocate Himachal Pradesh High Court and PhD Research Scholar at Himachal Pradesh University


Originally the international community was averse to the idea of dual citizenship and emigrants had to make a choice between the citizenship of source country and that of the destination country. However with time dual citizenship came to be accepted among countries, though many still detest it. India which has the largest Diaspora in the world has remained averse to dual citizenship but eyeing benefits from the Diaspora has introduced changes to its citizenship laws. The Chapter attempts to demonstrate that the existence of Diaspora population is leading to changes in citizenship laws and begins by briefly acknowledging that there is a shift towards dual citizenship as more and more states are trying to incorporate their emigrant population. This is followed by a case study of India as it has not embraced dual citizenship fully but however the dependence on the emigrants has resulted in significant changes in the citizenship law and policy.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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