CCLA calls for recognition of Deepan Budlakoti’s citizenship

February 27, 2015

CCLA has again written to the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, requesting that he recognize the citizenship of Deepan Budlakoti.  Read our letter here.

Deepan Budlakoti was born in Canada on October 17, 1989.  In 2010 his citizenship was revoked, leaving him stateless and without health care.  At the time of his birth, Budlakoti’s parents had ceased working for the Indian High Commission and no longer had diplomatic status.  Therefore Budlakoti meets the requirements of citizenship.

CCLA represented Mr. Budlakoti in his Individual Complaint to the UN Human Rights Commission.