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Keep The Door Open: Says The Devoted Indians Now

Indian Diaspora Global Champions Dual Citizenship with the ‘Keep the Door Open!’ Campaign

WFY Bureau, New Delhi: In an unprecedented effort, the Indian Diaspora Global, a global network of Indian-origin individuals, has launched an engaging campaign titled “Keep the Door Open!” The initiative aims to seek dual citizenship for Indian-origin individuals residing overseas, an issue that is becoming increasingly important in today’s global context. A significant consultation conference at the Constitutional Club of India in New Delhi on January 16, 2024, marks a significant milestone in this pursuit.

Unfolding the Agenda: A High-Profile Conference

The event, which begins at 3 p.m., will feature a distinguished panel of speakers, including Members of Parliament from the National Democratic Alliance and the Indian National Development Inclusive Alliance. This panel will also include representatives from the judiciary, the election commission, academia, and the Indian diaspora, moderated by a seasoned journalist. The conference’s agenda is to deliberate on the legal, constitutional, social, cultural, and economic aspects of granting dual citizenship in India.

The event will also honour a few outstanding achievers excelling in their respective fields, along with Indian Diaspora writers.

The Political Parties Aligned with the NDA Alliance

IDG Consultation Conference 16JAN – NDA
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • National People’s Party (NPP)
  • AJSU Party (AJSUP)
  • All India N.R. Congress (AINRC)
  • Apna Dal (Soneylal) (AD(S))
  • Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)
  • Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP)
  • Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM)
  • Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT)
  • Jannayak Janta Party (JJP)
  • Janata Dal (Secular) (JD(S))
  • Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) (LJP(RV))
  • Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP)
  • Naga People’s Front (NPF)
  • Nationalist Congress Party (Ajit Pawar) (NCP(AP))
  • Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP)
  • Shiv Sena (SS)
  • Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM)
  • United Democratic Party (UDP)
  • United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL)
  • Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS)
  • Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF)
  • Haryana Lokhit Party (HLP)
  • Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi (IJK)
  • Jan Surajya Shakti (JSS)
  • Kerala Kamaraj Congress (KKC)
  • NISHAD Party (NP)
  • Prahar Janshakti Party (PJP)
  • Puthiya Tamilagam (PT)
  • Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party (RLJP)
  • Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RSP)
  • Republican Party of India (Athawale) (RPI(A))
  • Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) (SAD(S))
  • Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP)

The Political Parties Aligned with the INDIAN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL INCLUSIVE Alliance

IDG Consultation Conference 16JAN – 6
  • INC Indian National Congress 
  • DMK Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 
  • AITC All India Trinamool Congress 
  • JD(U) Janata Dal (United) 
  • SS(UBT) Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) 
  • CPI(M) Communist Party of India (Marxist) 
  • NCP Nationalist Congress Party 
  • IUML Indian Union Muslim League 
  • JKNC Jammu and Kashmir National Conference 
  • CPI Communist Party of India 
  • AAP Aam Aadmi Party 
  • JMM Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
  • KC(M) Kerala Congress (M) 
  • VCK Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi 
  • RSP Revolutionary Socialist Party
  • RJD Rashtriya Janata Dal
  • RLD Rashtriya Lok Dal
  • MDMK Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
  • CPI(ML)L Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation
  • KC Kerala Congress
  • AD(K) Apna Dal (Kamerawadi)
  • PWPI Peasants and Workers Party of India
  • AIFB All India Forward Bloc
  • PDP Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party
  • MMK Manithaneya Makkal Katchi
  • KMDK Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi

Indian Diaspora Global: A Beacon of Indianism

At times we are a Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamilian, Malayali, etc. community, but at our core we are Indians, and that’s our inherent identity.

Indian Diaspora Global stands as a testament to Indian unity in diversity. Representing Indians from various states and cultural backgrounds, the organisation focuses on nurturing a sense of Indianism across the globe. Their vision is to use this collective identity to foster social change and community engagement.

Dual Citizenship: A Global Perspective

The campaign sheds light on a crucial issue: the loss of Indian nationality due to the country’s current stance on dual citizenship. In an era where international migration is commonplace, many Indians abroad face the heart-wrenching decision of giving up their Indian citizenship. This scenario is particularly pronounced in states with high emigration rates, like Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, and the southern states. Countries like the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia allow dual citizenship, enabling their citizens to enjoy bilateral benefits.

The Statistical Backdrop

Data reveals a growing trend of Indians opting for foreign citizenship, with around 4.5 lakh Indians doing so between 2014 and 2017. The Ministry of External Affairs reports an alarming increase in the number of Indians surrendering their citizenship, with over 1.63 lakh cases in 2021. This pattern underscores the urgency of addressing the dual citizenship issue.

Call to Action: Supporting the Cause

The Indian Diaspora Global urges the community to support this campaign, both through active involvement and financial contributions. The organisation aims to utilise these resources for organising seminars, conferences, and media outreach to effectively present their case to authorities and the public. Participation in this campaign is not just a contribution to a cause but a step towards preserving Indian identity globally.

One can join the movement by visiting the link given below:

There, you’ll find more information and also ways to be part of the campaign and support it financially.

Your Role in the Movement

By supporting “Keep the Door Open!” individuals can play a crucial role in bridging the gap between India and its global diaspora. This movement is not just about policy change; it’s about maintaining cultural ties and ensuring that future generations of Indians abroad can claim a dual identity.

Engage with the Indian Diaspora Global:
Facebook: @globalindiandiaspora
Twitter: @IndianDiasporaG
Instagram: @IndianDiasporaG

Take Action:
Join the Indian Diaspora Global
Learn how you can contribute to the campaign.
Financially support the movement for a historic change in Indian citizenship laws.

“Connecting Dots, Connecting Roots: Together, we Indians can open doors for a globally integrated Indian community.”

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