the legal link between an individual and a state or territory as a result of which the individual is entitled to certain protection, rights and privileges, and subject to certain obligations and allegiance.
This year, the circuit court temporarily blocked a lower court decision that would have forced federal officials to include the state's proof of citizenship requirements on registration forms used in Arizona and Kansas.
Buckingham Palace officials turned Dr Navin down for a birthday message because the area of Ireland where he was born, although under British rule at the time, now forms part of the Republic of Ireland and he does not have a British passport as proof of citizenship.
Sharma said, " The card containing unique identity ( UID) number mentions it is not a proof of citizenship. Yet, dhr has been made compulsory for accessing government services, including Direct Benefit Transfer, for opening a bank account and getting a driving licence.
A new US voting law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote could potentially disenfranchising up to ten million Hispanic US citizens, according to a report issued on Monday by the Advancement Project, a United States civil rights group.
"Travelers should heed directions given by Syrian police and/or security officials and should always carry a copy of their passport as proof of citizenship and identity," added the statement while noting that Syrian authorities "generally do not notify the US Embassy of the arrest of a US citizen until days or weeks after the arrest".