The 3 states of the country where the most people are leaving Indian citizenship, in Gujarat the number has doubled in a year

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: The desire of Indians to work abroad and now to settle abroad has increased a lot. According to recent figures, the people of Gujarat are not liking the Indian climate. In the last one year, the number of people leaving Indian citizenship from Gujarat has doubled. Let us know about those 3 states of the country where people are competing to leave Indian citizenship. People of Gujarat are preferring to settle in America, United Kingdom (UK), Canada and Australia more than India. According to the report of Times of India, 485 people of Gujarat have left Indian citizenship in the year 2023. Whereas in 2022 this figure was 241. Let us tell you that most of the Gujaratis leaving India are people in the age group of 30-45 years.

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Which are the three states where most people gave up Indian citizenship?

According to parliamentary data, Delhi is the first state to give up Indian citizenship from 2014 to 2022, Punjab is second and Gujarat is third. According to the data, from 2014 to 2022, 60,414 people have given up Indian citizenship in Delhi, 28,117 people in Punjab and 22,300 people in Gujarat. While by 2023, 485 people have given up Indian citizenship in Gujarat. In such a situation, Gujarat comes in third place.

Passport surrender figures may increase further by 2028

After Covid, the number of people surrendering their passports has increased rapidly. A senior official, on the condition of anonymity, said that many young people go abroad for studies and settle there. The increasing number of such students also increases the number of people surrendering their passports. Passport advisor Ritesh Desai said that it is expected that by 2028, the number of people surrendering their passports will increase drastically, because people who have reached abroad are taking citizenship there.

Number of people giving up Indian citizenship from 2014 to 2023:

2014: 1,29,328
2015: 1,31,489
2016: 1,41,603
2017: 1,33,049
2018: 1,34,561
2019: 1,44,017
2020: 85,256
2021: 1,63,370
2022: 2,25,620
2023 (till June): 87,026

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