KATHMANDU, July 13: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has urged the parliamentarians to help in passing the 'Nepal Citizenship First Amendment Bill 2079' introduced in parliament. Stating that the government has brought the bill in accordance with the constitution so as not to deprive millions of Nepali citizens of their right to citizenship, Home Minister Khand requested the lawmakers to help in passing the bill.
In the House of Representatives meeting on Wednesday, saying that the bill was against the sovereignty of the country, lawmakers Bhim Bahadur Rawal, Sher Bahadur Tamang and Prem Suwal submitted notices of protest. Minister Khand reiterated that there was no alternative to passing the bill as it had been introduced to provide citizenship to all Nepali citizens as per the provisions of the constitution.
Stating that the constitution does not allow any Nepali citizen to be deprived of citizenship, Home Minister Khand said that the government has brought the bill accordingly. Minister Khand also expressed his confidence that the lawmakers would help in getting the bill passed by parliament by withdrawing their notices of protest.