‘Any uncertainty in a country drives migration out of it’

Ashraf Engineer

September 14, 2022

More than 23,000 millionaires have left India since 2014 and, since 2015, nearly 9 lakh Indians – many of them highly qualified – have given up their citizenship. India is witnessing the sharpest rise in people migrating overseas, at nearly one crore between 2000 and 2020, according to the ‘International Migration 2020 Highlights’ report issued by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Why is India losing its best minds and most prosperous citizens? And where are they going? Migration advisor Saadat Shaikh speaks to All Indians Matter.