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Article 5 of the Constitution of India

Citizenship at the commencement of the Constitution

Jan 25, 2023

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Article 5 - Citizenship at the commencement of the Constitution

 

At the start of the Constitution, all individuals who have their primary residence in India and meet at least one of the following criteria will be considered citizens of India:

 

1. Born in India

 

2. Having a parent born in India

 

3. Having lived in India for at least 5 years before the start of the Constitution

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