New Delhi. The Central Government told Parliament on Wednesday that from the year 2016 to 2020, a total of 4177 people have been granted Indian citizenship, while 10,635 applications are still pending for taking Indian citizenship. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai has given this information in response to a question asked in the Rajya Sabha.
Giving the details of the people who were granted Indian citizenship during the year 2016 to 2020, the Union Minister of State for Home said that in the year 2016, 1106 people, 817 in 2017, 628 in 2018, 987 in 2019 and 639 in 2020 were granted Indian citizenship. Is. So far, 4177 people have been granted Indian citizenship during this period. The Union Minister did not give any details of how many people were given Indian citizenship in the year 2021.
When asked about pending applications related to Indian citizenship, Rai said that as on December 14, 2021, a total of 10,635 applications are pending. According to him, maximum 7306 applications are pending from Pakistan. After this, 1152 applications of Afghanistan are pending. 428 applications are from people who are stateless.
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Responding to another question, Rai said that during the year 2018 to 2021, a total of 8244 applications for citizenship from Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Christian minority groups were received from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and out of these 3117 persons were granted citizenship in India. Has been.
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