More than six lakh Indians gave up citizenship since 2017, Centre tells Parliament

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai also said that as per the information available with the Ministry of External Affairs, a total number of 1,33,83,718 Indian nationals are living in foreign countries

Press Trust of India November 30, 2021 18:31:04 IST
More than six lakh Indians gave up citizenship since 2017, Centre tells Parliament

A general view of Parliament building is pictured before the beginning of the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi. AFP

New Delhi: Over six lakh Indians have given up their citizenship in the last five years, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai also said that as per the information available with the Ministry of External Affairs, a total number of 1,33,83,718 Indian nationals are living in foreign countries.

In a written reply to a question, he said 1,33,049 Indians gave up Indian citizenship in 2017, 1,34,561 in 2018, 1,44,017 in 2019, 85,248 in 2020 and 1,11,287 till September 30, 2021.

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