Q. With reference to Indian Citizenship consider the following statements:
1. An illegal migrant from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh can acquire the Citizenship of India by the process of naturalization.
2. The Union government may terminate the citizenship of a person acquired by Naturalization or Registration if he/she is imprisoned in any country for two years.
The correct option is C
Both 1 and 2
Statement 1 is correct: According to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 members of six religious minority communities - Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian - if they can prove that they are from Pakistan, Afghanistan or Bangladesh, and have lived or worked in India for six years will be eligible for citizenship of India by the process of naturalisation.
Statement 2 is correct: The Citizenship Act, 1955, prescribes three ways of losing citizenship viz. renunciation, termination and deprivation. If a citizen has, within five years after registration or naturalisation, been imprisoned in any country for two years, his citizenship is compulsorily terminated by the Central Government.