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Re: Reply to Indranil Das Gupta on Dual Citizenship

I guess since you don't live in America, you don't understand
the mentality of immigrants here. Whether we are Italian, Chinese,
Indian or Thai (since you are writing from Bangkok), we have
enormous love for our original homeland and are not interested in  
looking for mere "perks" such as visa-free travel, etc.

We want the chance to participate in the polity of both countries.
The US recognizes this and offers Dual Citizenship based on reciprocity. 
The GOI in all its wisdom, should do the same.
If this makes me a "split-personality", so be it.

Thank You and Jai Hind. 

>>One other thing. Indians, wherever they may be, were, are and
>>question of "giving up" allegiance. We U.S. Nationals of Indian
>>origin love America with all our heart as well. There is enough
>>space in our hearts and minds for both countries. DUAL CITIZENSHIP
>********************* Reply Separator
>(PARDON ME,  let's have some fun after this serious Debate,)
>Although, you may be a fit case for Split Personality ,
>(Fun-Time Over, Thanks)
>Knowing you to be a son of Bengal imbued with Self-consciousness
>and the sense of Responsibility to carry onward the Proud heritage
>Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya, the Great Swami Vivekanand,
>the Voice of its Inner Soul Ravindranath Tagore, to name only three
>of the great souls it has produced, WHAT LESS CAN I EXPECT
>FROM YOU ? But we do miss everyone who goes away - not for
>the economic benefits but say, like the loss a brother or at least a
>kindred soul.
>Blaise Pascal said, " The Entire ocean is affected even by a Pebble
>" , and so
>it is. A mother with 100 sons "misses" each single one of them
>"separately" :
>her loss of one is not mitigated by the fact that she still has 99
>My dear friends, most of us are economic refugees, looking for
>pastures, but I for one am unable to see the need to change one's
>lity except in exceptional cases such as that of Prof.Prabhu Guptara
>has to travel extensively.
>I would rather suggest canvassing for "Visa-free" travel. As
>remarked in an
>earlier posting, if trade-goods can travel across national
>boundaries without
>barriers, why not human-goods ? It can give much needed boost to
>since trained manpower is required to run any industry and Indians
>have the
>third biggest pool of qualified personnel in the world and so stands
>a good
>chance to corner a big part of the trained-labour market.
>G P O Box 2478, Bangkok 10500.
>Tel.      : (662) 266 86 51.
>O'seas : (662) 266 86 52.
>Fax     : (662) 266 86 51.
>  "Oath of Allegiance.  If your application is approved, you will be
>to take the following oath of allegiance to the United States in
>order to
>become a citizen:
>  I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce
>abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate,
>state, or
>sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a suject or
>citizen; that
>I will support and defend the constitution and laws of the US
>against all
>enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear arms on behalf of
>the US when
>required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the
>forces of the US when required by the law; that I will perform work
>national importance under civilian direction when directed by the
>law; and
>that I take this OBLIGATION freely without any mental reservation or
>of evasion; so help me God."
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