‘Completely cruel and unnecessary’: Deepan Budlakoti fights for healthcare

Metro News, Joe Lofaro, 24 February 2015

Deepan Budlakoti, a Canadian-born man who was told more than four years ago he is not a Canadian citizen, is not giving up a fight to get his life back.

The 25-year-old has been in and out the courts trying to restore his citizenship after being convicted of drug charges and selling a hunting rifle to an undercover police officer.

The federal government argues Budlakoti did not become an automatic Canadian citizen at birth in 1989 as his parents worked for the Indian High Commission in Ottawa.

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