Non-Muslims ‘can become Kuwaiti citizens’

      Published on Wednesday, 21 November , 2018      632 Views     
Non-Muslims ‘can become Kuwaiti citizens’


The National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee approved a proposal to amend the nationality law to allow granting non-Muslims Kuwaiti citizenship, Kuwait Timesreported.



Under the current law issued in 1959, Kuwaiti citizenship can be granted only to Muslims and the amendment – if approved by the assembly and the government – will remove a major obstacle for naturalising non-Muslims.



The committee easily approved the amendment mainly because three of its Islamist members, who normally oppose such proposals, have resigned.

The assembly, dominated by conservatives and Islamists, is not expected to accept the sensitive amendment.

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Category Government | 2018/11/21 latest update at 6:20 PM
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