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Well, if India continues to have the rigid ideas of nationalism and Citizenship, it is India's loss to let go of the talented and the wealthy.

Many Indian citizens took up the citizenship of other countries because now the Indian passport ranks a poor 86 as of 2019 as it has slipped from the rank of 77 in 2010. The rank mostly signifies how many countries give visa-free entry or visa on arrival to the passport holder. With a large number of people living in poverty, India has become the world's biggest source of illegal immigrants. Developed countries are not going to give the Indian passport easy access to their -- country no matter how much of a great power India has become.

It is, for this reason, that talented and wealthy Indians who travel frequently and live abroad always take foreign citizenship. This act is not " anti-national' but a matter of convenience. Between 2014 and 2017, 4.5 lakh Indians opted for citizenship in another country and foreign countries offer easy citizenship in exchange for investments and their lenient rules of citizenship, this trend is only set to grow.

It is plain silly for the Indian government - to not offer dual citizenship to such Indians. Eighty - five countries in the world offer dual citizenship but India still avoids joining this list. India needs to join this long list to avoid embarrassment such as an Indian winning the Nobel Prize but not being an Indian citizen. The notable names are S. Chandrashekhar, Har Govind Khurana, VS Naipaul, and Abhijeet Banerjee.

The decision of giving up Indian citizenship is a difficult and emotional task but it is necessary for easier international travel or to pay lower taxes or benefit from the social security service in the country where they live. For both taxation and national pride, it helps India to let its citizens have dual citizenship.

India has offered the alternative of dual citizenship called the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card. The overseas citizen of India card is issued which gives the status of partial citizenship. It removes all barriers to entering, exiting, living, and working in India. The person holding the OCI status doesn't have the right to vote. If India allowed their OCI holder to call himself a dual citizen what would happen? Would the heavens be full? would it cause climate change? would it destroy India's ethics of nationalism?

The countries that allow dual citizenship belong to both the developed and the developing world and they allow this because it is the wise choice in a globalized world for easy travel. Even PM Narendra Modi often emphasizes that blood ties matter more than the color of the passport. Exactly, if Abhijeet Banerjee can be a US citizen & still make India proud and Akshay Kumar can be a citizen of Canada and an icon of Indian cinema, why not let people have different passports of different colors?

As far as a common take on this, if the government allows it, the public will fully support the idea that Indian citizens holding dual citizenship should be legalized. Even the rigid ideas of nationalism are destroyed but it still helps in the development of our country and it hopes that the Indian government should recognize this issue.

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