Stories Tagged 'Citizenship'
Nepal is one of 27 countries in the world with unequal citizenship laws, limiting women’s rights to pass on citizenship to a child or a non-citizen spouse.
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Lawmaker Binda Pandey, a member of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), talks with the Post’s Tsering D Gurung about the importance of amending the current Citizenship Act and the challenges that need to be overcome in ensuring equal laws are passed.
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In the village of Neemkhotiya, which is about five kilometres from the nearest town of Gulariya, there are about 75 households consisting mostly of Madhesi Dalits, where dozens of residents remain without citizenship.
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Saptari police has arrested two people on charge acquiring Nepali citizenship by providing fake documents. Gangadhar Yadav and his grandson Bibekananda are accused of obtaining Nepali citizenship from the then Bhutahi VDC-9 in Saptari.
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Although 25-year-old Saddam Husen of Birendranagar Municipality-10 has been frequenting the local administration to obtain a citizenship certificate for a long time, he is unable to acquire one.
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A 19-year-old woman in Saptari has been hospitalised after sustaining serious injuries in an incident of domestic violence.
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