‘Stateless’ Ottawa man appeals for citizenship

http://storage.ottawasun.com/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297572395249_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=420xCorey Larocque, Ottawa Sun, 26 May 2015

Deepan Budlakoti will continue to be a man without a country for two more weeks.

The 25-year-old Ottawa man, who doesn’t have citizenship anywhere, speculated it could take that long for the Federal Court of Appeal to rule on his appeal of an earlier decision denying him Canadian citizenship.

“It’s hard to predict. I just wait for a decision,” Budlakoti said Tuesday after his hearing.

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