President Ram Chandra Paudel's recent decision to certify the Citizenship Amendment Bill has raised serious concerns about the constitutional integrity of his actions. By endorsing the bill in this manner, President Paudel not only set a dangerous precedent but also challenged the very constitution he is entrusted to protect.
KATHMANDU, May 31: President Ram Chandra Paudel on Wednesday approved the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill. President Paudel certified the bill which was put on hold by the then President Bidya Devi Bhandari since last September even though the bill was passed by both the houses of parliament and sent to the president for authentication for the second time.
KATHMANDU, August 25: The controversy surrounding the Bill to Amend Citizenship Act, 2063 BS has caused ripples across national politics. The issue has created a serious tussle between the ruling coalition, parliament and the president that may potentially shake up the national politics itself.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Amid concerns that hundreds of thousands of people, including those of Nepali origin, living in north-eastern India could be rendered stateless under India’s Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), Indian Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Nepalis will continue to be able to easily acquire citizenship certificates in India on the basis of the 1950 Peace and Friendship Treaty reached between the two countries.