ARTICLE 7, 8 OF CONSTITUTION OF INDIA 1949

What are Rights of citizenship of certain migrants to Pakistan? What are Rights of citizenship of certain persons of India origin residing outside India? Article 7 and 8 of Constitution of India, 1949

Rights of citizenship of certain migrants to Pakistan and Rights of citizenship of certain persons of India origin residing outside India are defined under Article 7 and 8 of Constitution of India 1949. Provisions under these Articles are:

 

 

Article 7 of Constitution of India "Rights of citizenship of certain migrants to Pakistan"

Notwithstanding anything in Articles 5 and 6, a person who has after the first day of March, 1947,migrated from the territory of India to the territory now included in Pakistan shall not be deemed to be a citizen of India:

Provided that nothing in this article shall apply to a person who, after having so migrated to the territory now included in Pakistan, has returned to the territory of India under a permit for resettlement or permanent return issued by or under the authority of any law and every such person shall for the purposes of clause (b) of Article 6 be deemed to have migrated to the territory of India after the nineteenth day of July, 1948.

Article 8 of Constitution of India "Rights of citizenship of certain persons of India origin residing outside India"

Notwithstanding anything in Article 5, any person who or either of whose parents or any of whose grand-parents was born in India as defined in the Government of India Act, 1935 (as originally enacted), and who is ordinarily residing in any country outside India as so defined shall be deemed to be a citizen of India if he has been registered as a citizen of India by the diplomatic or consular representative of India in the country where he is for the time being residing on an application made by him therefore to such diplomatic or consular representative, whether before or after the commencement of this Constitution, in the form and manner prescribed by the Government of the Dominion of India or the Government of India.

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