Citizenship Act

The curious contents of the Citizenship Law

In early February, the Cabinet had given its final approval to the draft of the Citizenship Act, 2016. At a press briefing following the Cabinet decision...

December 15, 2019
December 15, 2019

Citizenship law: Fresh violence breaks out in West Bengal

Sporadic violence breaks out in Nadia, North 24 Parganas and Howrah districts of India’s West Bengal state where protest grew against the amended Citizenship Act, police say.

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

The curious contents of the Citizenship Law

In early February, the Cabinet had given its final approval to the draft of the Citizenship Act, 2016. At a press briefing following the Cabinet decision...

August 30, 2015
August 30, 2015

India mulls law to grant citizenship to Bangladesh Hindu refugees

The government of India works on an ordinance to amend the Citizenship Act to grant citizenship to "persecuted" Hindu refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

Australia to pass law to strip citizenship for terror crimes

Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister says.