Article 5

Citizenship : Article 5-11 : Part II

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Citizenship at the commencement of the Constitution

Article 5 :

At the commencement of this Constitution, every person who has his domicile in the territory of India and—

(a) who was born in the territory of India; or
(b) either of whose parents was born in the territory of India; or
(c) who has been ordinarily resident in the territory of India for not less than five years immediately preceding such commencement,

shall be a citizen of India.