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16/07/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Citizenship Act, 1951

( ACT NO. II OF 1951 )

Definitions
2. In this Act-
 
 
 
 
“alien” means a person who is not a citizen of Bangladesh or a Commonwealth citizen;
 
 
 
 
“Indo-Pakistan sub-continent” means India as defined in the Government of India Act, 1935, as originally enacted;
 
 
 
 
“minor” means, notwithstanding anything in the Majority Act, 1875, any person who has not completed the age of twenty-one years;
 
 
 
 
“prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
 
 
 
 
“Commonwealth citizen” means a person who has the status of a Commonwealth citizen under the British Nationality Act, 1948;
 
 
“British protected person” means a person who has the status of a British protected person for the purposes of the British Nationality Act, 1948.

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