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Alex was born in Germany in 2005; her mother is an Indian citizen who normally resides in New Delhi. Her father is a German citizen who had visited India often before Alex’s birth, occasionally without a visa. Alex’s application for Indian citizenship is rejected on the grounds that she does not qualify as a citizen under Section 3 of the Indian Citizenship Act. If Alex challenges this decision, based only on the information set out in the given passage and in this question, will she succeed?
A

No, since she was born in Germany, and not in India.


B

Yes, since her mother was an Indian citizen, and her father was not an illegal migrant at the time of her birth.


C

Yes, since her mother was an Indian citizen at the time of her birth, and her father had applied for Indian citizenship.


D

No, since her father had visited India without a visa on occasion, and so, had been an illegal migrant in the past.

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Correct option is B)

Alex’s mother is an Indian citizen. So this cannot be a ground for disqualification.
Alex’s father had often visited India without a visa before Alex’s birth, and so, he cannot be said to be an illegal migrant at the time of her birth. 

Hence, she cannot be disqualified from Indian citizenship under Section 3 of the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955. 
Hence, B is the correct option.

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Alex was born in Germany in 2005; her mother is an Indian citizen who normally resides in New Delhi. Her father is a German citizen who had visited India often before Alex’s birth, occasionally without a visa. Alex’s application for Indian citizenship is rejected on the grounds that she does not qualify as a citizen under Section 3 of the Indian Citizenship Act. If Alex challenges this decision, based only on the information set out in the given passage and in this question, will she succeed?
A

No, since she was born in Germany, and not in India.


B

Yes, since her mother was an Indian citizen, and her father was not an illegal migrant at the time of her birth.


C

Yes, since her mother was an Indian citizen at the time of her birth, and her father had applied for Indian citizenship.


D

No, since her father had visited India without a visa on occasion, and so, had been an illegal migrant in the past.

Approved answer
Correct option is B)

Alex’s mother is an Indian citizen. So this cannot be a ground for disqualification.
Alex’s father had often visited India without a visa before Alex’s birth, and so, he cannot be said to be an illegal migrant at the time of her birth. 

Hence, she cannot be disqualified from Indian citizenship under Section 3 of the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955. 
Hence, B is the correct option.

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