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📜 Article 9

9. Persons voluntarily acquiring citizenship of a foreign State not to be citizens.— No person shall be a citizen of India by virtue of article 5, or be deemed to be a citizen of India by virtue of article 6 or article 8, if he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of any foreign State.
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🔍 Explanation

Citizenship is described in Part II of the Constitution of India, under which there are a total of seven articles from Articles 5 to 11. There is no permanent law in the constitution to ensure Indian citizenship. Rather, under Article 11, it was left to the Parliament to make suitable permanent law in this regard. And the Parliament enacted the Citizenship Act in the year 1955 for the purpose of implementing the same.

[An article exists on this topic, you must read it – Citizenship: Meaning, Acquisition, Termination etc.]

But until this law was not made, who would be considered a citizen of India and who would not, it has been mentioned from Article 5 to 11. And under this we are going to understand Article 9 in this article.

| Article 9 – Persons voluntarily acquiring citizenship of a foreign State not to be citizens of India

A person who voluntarily acquires the citizenship of any other country shall not be considered a citizen of India. It means to say that India does not recognize dual citizenship. If a person takes the citizenship of any other country, then he will have to be deprived of the citizenship of India.

For example, persons who migrated to Pakistan after March 1, 1947 and acquired Pakistani citizenship or nationality cannot claim to be citizens of India. Because Pakistan is now a foreign state.

Things to be understood – Voluntarily acquiring citizenship of a foreign state means acquiring foreign citizenship before January 26, 1950. That is, if a person has acquired foreign citizenship before the implementation of the Constitution, then he cannot take advantage of Article 5.

It means to say that the cases of immigration that happened after 26 January 1950 do not come under Article 9 but come under the Citizenship Act 1955. And Section 9 of the Citizenship Act states that if a person voluntarily acquires the citizenship of a foreign state after the coming into force of the Constitution, he shall lose the citizenship of India.

It is the responsibility of the Central Government to ascertain whether a person has acquired foreign citizenship or not. That is, it cannot be taken to the High Court under Article 226 or to the Supreme Court under Article 32.

So all in all this is article 9, hope you understand. To understand other articles, you can use the link given below.

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