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Country-wise details of Applications for Indian Citizenship during 2014-19

New Delhi, March 4, 2020 Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai, in a written reply to a question regarding country-wise details of applications for Indian Citizenship during 2014-19, in Rajya Sabha today, informed that records of persons granted citizenship under section 5 by registration or under section 6 by naturalization of the Citizenship Act, 1955 are maintained as per the provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and rules made there under.

The Minister stated that these records are not maintained religion-wise. The year-wise details of citizenship granted to nationals of neighboring countries during the period 2014-2019 are as below (as on 29.02.2020):

Year

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Myanmar

Total

2014

249

24

267

4

NIL

544

2015

234

16+14864*

263

17

NIL

15394

2016

244

39

670

35

NIL

988

2017

117

49

476

34

1

677

2018

30

19

450

12

NIL

511

2019

40

25

809

11

NIL

885

TOTAL

914

15036

2935

113

1

18999

*2015 – After signing of Indo-Bangladesh Land Boundry Agreement, 14864 Bangladeshi nationals were granted Indian Citizenship under section 7 of the Citizenship Act, 1955.

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