Indo-Canadian stateless man fights for citizenship

Zee news, 27 May 2015

Toronto: An Indian-origin man born in Canada, who has been rendered stateless following a deportation order for criminal offences, is continuing his fight for citizenship in a federal court, a media report said Wednesday.

Deepan Budlakoti, 25, born in Ottawa to Indian parents, was to be deported after drugs and firearms convictions four years ago and has since fought for reinstating his Canadian citizenship.

“I’m born and raised in Canada, and the government’s trying to deport me to a country where I’ve never been to,” he told Metro News Canada.

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