Q. With respect to the concept of Citizenship, consider the following statements:
1. One of the purposes of citizenship is to segregate the people based on their race, religion, and culture.
2. Citizenship is about citizen-to-citizen relationship in a given country.
3. Citizenship refers to full and equal membership of a Nation State.
How many statements given above are correct?

[A] Only One

[B] Only Two

[C] All Three

[D] None

Answer: B
Notes:

Exp) Option b is the correct answer

Statement 1 is incorrect. Citizenship unites the people with different culture, religion and ethnicity and does not segregate the people. In the contemporary world, states provide a collective political identity to their members as well as certain rights.

Statement 2 is correct. Citizenship is about not only the relationship between states and their members but also about citizen-citizen relations and involves certain obligations of citizens to each other and to the society. These would include not just the legal obligations imposed by states but also a moral obligation to participate in, and contribute to, the shared life of the community.

Statement 3 is correct. Citizenship refers to full and equal membership of nation state. Citizens expect certain rights from their state as well as help and protection wherever they may travel. Equal rights for citizens need not mean that uniform policies have to be applied to all people since different groups of people may have different needs.

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