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[Indian Polity Study Materials] Citizenship - Indian Polity Study Materials for TNPSC Exams

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Citizenship
Citizenship is a status of a person being recognized as a member of a country and enjoys all civil and political rights of that country.
Important Facts to Remember
  1. The President of India is the First Citizen of India.
  2. The Part II of the Indian constitution deals with the Citizenship.
  3. Part II includes Articles from 5 to 11.
  4. The Article 5,6,7,8,9 came into force on November 26, 1949 (date of adoption of India Constitution)
  5. The Citizenship Act was passed in the year 1955.
  6. The Citizenship Act was amended 4 times till 2005. The years in which the Citizenship act was amended were as follows:-
    1. 1986
    2. 1992
    3. 2003
    4. 2005
  7. The Citizenship Act, 1955 describes 5 ways of acquisition of Citizenship and 3 ways of lossing citizenship
  8. 5 ways of acquisition of Citizenship
    1. Citizenship by Birth
    2. Citizenship by Descent
    3. Citizenship by Registration
    4. Citizenship by Naturalisation
    5. Citizenship by Incorporation of Territory.
  9. 3 Ways of Lossing Citizenship
    1. Renunciation
    2. Termination
    3. Deprivation
  10. Articles From 5 to 11 in Short [Courtesy: http://indiacode.nic.in/]
    • Article 5: DomicleCitizenship at the commencement of the Constitution
    • Article 6: Rights of citizenship of certain persons who have migrated to India from Pakistan.
    • Article 7: Rights of citizenship of certain migrants to Pakistan who later resettled in India.
    • Article 8: Rights of citizenship of certain persons of Indian origin residing outside India.
    • Article 9: TerminationPersons voluntarily acquiring citizenship of a foreign State not to be citizens.
    • Article 10: Continuance of the rights of citizenshipsubject to the provisions of any law that may be made by Parliament, continue to be such citizen.
    • Article 11: Parliament to regulate the right of citizenship by law.

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