Stories Tagged 'Citizenship'
As Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa tabled in Parliament the bill to amend the Citizenship Act-2006 for ensuring citizenship in the mother’s name, lawmakers from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) were working on a draft amendment proposal on Monday claiming that the new measures would make citizenship from mother more difficult.
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An estimated 5.4 million individuals (24 percent of the population age 16 and over) lack citizenship in Nepal compelling them to experience discrimination in employment, education property ownership and even in receiving disaster relief, says a human rights report.
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District Administration Office, Bardiya, has recommended that the Ministry of Home Affairs take action against 450 people who acquired Nepali citizenship by providing false details.
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Dipika Soni of Nepalgunj-8 in Banke district regularly visits the High Court in Tulasipur and District Administration Office (DAO) seeking citizenship in her mother’s name for the past one year.
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Police have arrested Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) ward 11 secretary Ram Prasad Poudel on charge of recommending citizenship to a Chinese man.
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Police arrested a person of Phimphori VDC in Kavre district on the charge of taking citizenship by providing fake details.
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