160,000 Indians renounced citizenship in 2021

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India needs to create more opportunities and focus on improving living conditions and education so that fewer numbers of people move abroad, say local experts.

A large number of Indians are giving up their citizenship, according to data presented by the government in parliament recently. It showed that 160,000 Indians renounced their citizenship in 2021, the highest number in the past five years.

He data pointed out that over 78,000 Indians acquired US citizenship by giving up their Indian citizenship. India doesn’t allow dual citizenship, and if anyone has to acquire citizenship from a different country, the person must surrender their Indian citizenship.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Abhik Ghosh, a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Panjab University, located in the Indian city of Chandigarh, said the country has been witnessing a brain drain for a long time now and the citizens choose countries for different reasons.

“People are moving abroad for better opportunities as they perceive it or for any number of choices they may get by going to that particular country.—Anadolu Agency

 

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