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22,000 bedoons do not meet citizenship criteria

KUWAIT: The Central Apparatus for Illegal Residents’ Affairs has concluded studying the files of 32,678 bedoons (stateless residents) within the second phase of the Cabinet’s roadmap to consider granting bedoons citizenship, said high-ranking sources, noting that 22,037 of them did not match the conditions set to get Kuwaiti citizenship and thus their applications were rejected.

The sources added that the concerned committee nominated 745 people to get citizenship and postponed looking into 1,089 other cases. The sources highlighted that some bedoons who had been registered in the 1965 census had been excluded because they did not match the conditions and had not done any great services to Kuwait. —Al-Anbaa

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