“A total of 392,643 Indians gave up their citizenship in the last three years, and 170,795 of them, the highest, took up American citizenship.”
Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, on Tuesday said the number of Indians giving up their citizenship almost doubled in 2021 compared to the previous year.
While responding to a question that arose in the parliament, Mr Rai said as many as 163,370 people renounced their Indian citizenship in 2021, compared to 85,256 in 2020.
Over the past three years, more than 392,000 Indians renounced their home country’s citizenship and chose to accept other countries for citizenship.
The junior minister added that those individuals who renounced their Indian citizenship for “personal reasons” took citizenship in over 120 countries.
“A total of 392,643 Indians gave up their citizenship in the last three years, and 170,795 of them, the highest, took up American citizenship,” he said in a written reply.
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