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December 6, 1986 persons of Indian origin who are ordinarily resident in India and have been resident for six months immediately before making an application for registration''); and citizenship by naturalisation (in the case of those not of Indian origin seeking Indian citizenship) will be available to such claimants as have resided in India for a minimum period of ten years (at present the requirement is a five-year stay). While each of these changes, seen in isolation, may appear restrictive, there is at least one feature of the amendment bill which enlarges the present provisions; for while at present citizenship by registration is available (among others) only to (foreign) women who are or have been married to citizens of India, the amendment ensures that this provision is applicable to 'persons', not necessarily only to women, thus enabling foreign men too to acquire Indian citizenship by virture of being married to Indian women.

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