Deepan Budlakoti continues citizenship fight with federal government

Michael Woods, Metro, 27 May 2015

A man who says he has been rendered stateless by the Canadian government continued his fight for citizenship in federal court on Tuesday.

Deepan Budlakoti, 25, was born in Ottawa to Indian parents. Four years ago, at age 21, he was suddenly told that he’s not a Canadian citizen, despite being issued a Canadian birth certificate and passport.

He’s asking that his citizenship be reinstated and argues that the government is infringing on his charter rights to enter, remain in or leave Canada, and to life, liberty and security of the person.

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