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In India, the concept of single citizenship is adopted from ?
1. France
2. USA
3. England
4. Canada

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : England

The correct answer is England.

  • In India, the concept of single citizenship is adopted from England.
    • In India, the concept of single citizenship is adopted from the British constitution that is from England.
    • The Constitution of India provides for single citizenship for the whole of India.
    • The Citizenship Act, 1955 deals with matters relating to acquisition, determination and termination of Indian citizenship after the commencement of the Constitution.
  • The Constitution of India is the supreme law of India.
  • The document lays down the framework that demarcates the fundamental political code, structure, procedures, powers, and duties of government institutions and sets out fundamental rights, directive principles, and the duties of citizens.
  • Hence, option 3 is correct. 

  • Indian Constitution makes arrangement for federal Structure the existence of Center and States.
  • But it provides for Single Citizenship which means all citizens irrespective of the state in which they born enjoy single citizenship of India, unlike the USA where there is dual citizenship.
  • According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, there are four ways in which Indian citizenship can be acquired :
    • birth, descent, registration and naturalisation.
  • The provisions are listed under sections 3, 4, 5(1) and 5(4) of the Citizenship Act, 1955.

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