Thursday, June 16, 2005

Dual Citizenship Implies Dual Loyalty

For the record, we stand in strong opposition to the very notion of dual citizenship, now approved by the Government of India.

Being expatriate Indians ourselves, this is an odd position for us to take; afterall, we'd greatly benefit from the provisions of dual citizenship. But, we cannot understand the logic behind India accommodating the convenience of people who thought fit to abandon their Indian passports.

When expatriates (like us) who've proudly chosen to keep their Indian citizenship, notwithstanding the hassles this choice implies, cannot even vote in Indian democracy, how is it that non-Indians (by choice) are being given dual-citizenship privileges in India? Shouldn't these non-Indians be loyal to their adopted countries of citizenship, rather than pretending to be Indians when they really are not.

6 comments:

Nitin said...

I could'nt agree more.

nIlagrIva said...

I totally agree. Your post is right on target.

Balakris said...

What???....and miss out on getting about $300 from about 1.2 million people!. The Indian government can't do that!.

Rick T Hunter said...

fuckin-A man...

doubtinggaurav said...

render unto Uncle Sam what is Uncle Sam's and render unto India what is Indian

BangaloreGuy said...

Absolutely.
Why do people need dual citizenship in the first place? Never found anyone from the GoI offering any rationale for it other than saying it will lessen hassle for people - and (again)not specifying what they are referring to.

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