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Nepal’s Parliament Passes 1st Citizenship Amendment Bill

Nepal’s Parliament Passes 1st Citizenship Amendment Bill


Nepal's Parliament Passes 1st Citizenship Amendment Bill

Nepal’s Parliament on Wednesday handed the nation’s first Citizenship Modification Invoice. (File)

Kathmandu:

Nepal’s Parliament on Wednesday handed the nation’s first Citizenship Modification Invoice, which was underneath dialogue for greater than two years as political events didn’t forge a consensus on it.

The invoice has been underneath dialogue within the Home of Representatives since 2020, nevertheless it didn’t be endorsed on account of variations among the many political events over sure provisions, particularly the seven-year ready interval for acquiring naturalised citizenship for international girls married to Nepali males.

Within the assembly of the decrease home of Parliament or the Home of Representatives on Wednesday, Residence Minister Bal Krishna Khand introduced Nepal’s first Citizenship Modification Invoice 2022 earlier than the lawmakers, and mentioned that the invoice has been tabled in parliament to amend the Nepal Citizenship Act 2006 and make provisions for offering citizenship as directed by the Structure.

“There are millions of people who find themselves disadvantaged of citizenship certificates though their mother and father are residents of Nepal. The shortage of citizenship certificates was additional depriving them of training and different amenities. I attraction to assist create an atmosphere to endorse the brand new invoice and for headway to implement the regulation by formulating new legal guidelines,” the Residence Minister mentioned.

Khand exuded confidence that the brand new invoice could be taken ahead within the Higher Home of Parliament or the Nationwide Meeting on Thursday throughout which clause-wise deliberations would start.

Final week, the Nepal authorities had withdrawn the Citizenship Invoice from the Home of Representatives after the principle opposition CPN-UML lawmakers protested in opposition to its proposals.

In 2018, the then KP Sharma Oli authorities had registered the invoice on the Parliament Secretariat.

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