Q. Consider the following statements regarding Citizenship:
1. Articles 5 to 11 of the Constitution deals with Citizenship.
2. Constitution does not contain permanent and elaborate provisions related to Citizenship.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
  • The Constitution deals with the citizenship from Articles 5 to 11 under Part II. However, it contains neither any permanent nor any elaborate provisions in this regard.
  • It only identifies the persons who became citizens of India at its commencement (i.e., on January 26, 1950).
  • It does not deal with the problem of acquisition or loss of citizenship subsequent to its commencement.
  • It empowers the Parliament to enact a law to provide for such matters and any other matter relating to citizenship.
  • Accordingly, the Parliament has enacted the Citizenship Act, 1955, which has been amended in 1957, 1960, 1985, 1986, 1992, 2003, 2005, 2015 and 2019.

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