In the last few years, the number of Indians giving up citizenship has increased significantly. The number of Indians giving up citizenship was 1,33,049 in 2017 and after five years till October 31, 2022, it has increased to 1,83,741. The number of Indians who renounced their Indian citizenship in 2015 was 1,31,489, 1,41,603 in 2016, 1,33,049 in 2017, 1 in 2018, according to information given by Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday. ,34,561, 1,44,017 in 2019, 85,256 in 2020 and 1,63,370 in 2021.
The written reply also mentions the number of foreign nationals from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who have taken Indian citizenship in the last few years. The reply said, as per the information available with the Ministry, the number of foreign nationals other than Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan are 93 (in 2015), 153 (in 2016), 175 (in 2017), 129 (in 2018), 113 (in 2018) in 2019), 27 (in 2020), 42 (in 2021) and 60 (in 2022).
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