Declaring nationality does not imply citizenship rights

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New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Home Minister P.Chidambaram Thursday clarified that the particulars of ‘nationality as declared’ in the form being filled by enumerators in the ongoing Census 2011 would not confer any citizenship rights automatically.

Seeking to allay the fears of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the national population register, he said: ‘The register of citizens is a subset of population register.’ He added that the particulars provided to enumerators will be verified.

‘Verification is a subsequent process. It will be done when we create a register of citizens. Don’t mix it up,’ he said, while replying to a debate in the Rajya Sabha on the working of his ministry.

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