KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES) has said that President Bidya Devi Bhandari has failed to meet her constitutional obligation to certify the citizenship amendment bill passed by both houses of the federal parliament in accordance with the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court against President Bidya Devi Bhandari for not certifying the Citizenship Bill as per the Constitution.

Leaders of ruling parties say her move is an insult to the federal parliament

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: A writ petition has been registered at the Supreme Court (SC) demanding the suspension of the Citizenship Bill.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) has urged all parties concerned to ensure timely authentication of the Citizenship Bill. A meeting of the LSP Central Executive Committee on September 16 demanded a guarantee of citizens' rights by authenticating the Bill, according to a statement issued on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, September 12: President of Janata Pragatisheel Party, Nepal, Hridayesh Tripathi has said that there is no option for President Bidya Devi Bhandari but to certify the 'Bill to amend the Nepal Citizenship Act, 2063'.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 11: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the children of Nepali citizens having obtained the citizenship by birth should get the citizenship by descent.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has accused President Bidya Devi Bhandari of trying to make the Citizenship Bill a big political issue.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: The Legislation Management Committee of the National Assembly has passed the 'Bill designed to amend the Nepal Citizenship Act, 2063'. The bill, which was sent earlier by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari for reconsideration and was subsequently endorsed without changes by the House of Representatives (HoR), was passed with a majority.

KATHMANDU, August 29: The National Assembly passed a proposal to send the 'Nepal Citizenship (First Amendment) Bill, 2079' to the Legislative Management Committee for reconsideration.

KATHMANDU, August 28: A letter from the Office of President relating to the Citizenship Bill sent back for reconsideration by President Bidya Devi Bhandari has been tabled in today's meeting of the National Assembly.

The cut-off year for foreigners to apply for citizenship in India is very strict and conditional. However, in Nepal, it is unfortunate that its fault lines are in the constitution as the cut off year for foreigners to apply for citizenship has been extended after amendment and promulgation of each constitution.

KATHMANDU, August 18: CPN-UML lawmaker Gokul Prasad Baskota has drawn the attention of parliament not to make citizenship cheap.

KATHMANDU, August 18: CPN-UML lawmaker Padam Giri has said that the ruling coalition has played the game of sinking the country by issuing the controversial Citizenship Bill.

KATHMANDU, August 18: CPN-UML lawmaker Bhim Bahadur Rawal has said that the President has fulfilled her constitutional duty to protect the nation by sending the Citizenship Bill back to parliament, adding that issues like citizenship cannot be announced by the ruling alliance. But he said that everyone agreed that those who are in fact Nepalis should get citizenship.

KATHMANDU, August 18: The CPN-UML has taken a stand that the Citizenship Act Amendment Bill should be sent to the thematic committee for reconsideration.

KATHMANDU, August 16: The ruling coalition has decided to proceed with the Citizenship Bill.

KATHMANDU, August 16: The letter attached to the Citizenship Bill sent back by President Bidya Devi Bhandari with a message was read out in the House of Representatives (HoR) on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, August 16: CPN-UML Chief Whip Bishal Bhattarai has claimed that President Bidya Devi Bhandari sent the Citizenship Bill back to the House of Representatives (HoR) only after consulting with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, August 16: Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Chairperson Upendra Yadav has said that the bill on citizenship which was returned to the House of Representatives (HoR) from the Office of the President would be sent to the President for adjudication after passing it again from the federal parliament.

KATHMANDU, August 15: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Gagan Kumar Thapa has said that there is no need to express anger over the President’s act of sending the Citizenship Bill back to parliament for reconsideration. He said that it is up to parliament to accept the message given by the President or to send the bill again as it is.

ILAM, August 15: Former prime minister and CPN (Unified Socialist) leader Jhalanath Khanal has said that the question of citizenship is not only an issue for any party but of national consensus. Saying that the Citizenship Bill is not like other bills, Khanal made it clear that it should be passed only if there is a majority in its favor.

KATHMANDU, August 14: Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel has said that the Citizenship Bill should be approved by the President. Speaking at a press conference organized by Press Union Chitwan at the Bharatpur Airport, senior leader Paudel insisted that the President cannot stop the Citizenship Bill.

KATHMANDU, August 11: Nepali Congress Joint-General Secretary and former Minister Mahendra Yadav has requested the President to certify the Citizenship Bill as it has been passed by both Houses of the federal parliament and has reached the President’s Office for verification.

KATHMANDU, August 2: The Bill to amend the Nepal Citizenship Act 2063 passed by both houses of the Federal Parliament has now reached the verification stage. The pressure to stop it has increased as it will take the form of an Act after being approved by the President. According to analysts, the provision of the constitution that the president can stop the bill means that the bill should be people-friendly.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The meeting of the National Assembly on Thursday passed the Nepal Citizenship (first amendment) Bill, 2079 with majority of votes.

PARSA, July 27: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Dr Shekhar Koirala has said that an alliance should be made among the political parties so as to benefit the NC in the upcoming federal and provincial elections.

KATHMANDU, July 25: When Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was about to address a program organized by the Bhimsen Thapa Memorial Foundation, three youths chanted slogans against the Citizenship Bill and the MCC.

KATHMANDU, July 25: A meeting of the National Assembly, the Upper House of the federal parliament, today approved a proposal seeking consideration of the Nepal Citizenship (First Amendment) Bill, 2022.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The meeting of the National Assembly is being held today. The meeting is going to be held at 11 AM in the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor.

SURKHET, July 24: CPN-UML General Secretary Shankar Pokharel has said that the way the Citizenship Bill was passed through parliament with the consent of the Maoists immediately after the India visit by Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal is suspicious.

LONDON, July 24: The Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has welcomed the endorsement of the 'Nepal Citizenship (9th Amendment) Bill, 2079' by the House of Representatives. The lower house passed the long-awaited bill last Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 23: CPN (Maoist Center) leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha has expressed dissatisfaction over what he said ‘forcibly’ endorsing the citizenship bill through parliament.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Deputy General Secretary of CPN-UML Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that the Citizenship Bill endorsed by parliament on Friday is not in the interest of Nepali citizens.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Discussions on the Citizenship Bill have started in the House of Representatives (HoR).

Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has said that the government presented the Citizenship Bill in parliament as per the spirit of the Constitution of Nepal, 2015.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The lawmakers have demanded removal of biased provisions that set different conditions while conferring citizenship to any person in the name of mother and father.

HoR meeting at 3 PM today

July 14, 2022 09:43 am

KATHMANDU, July 14: The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) is being held at 3 PM today.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The House of Representatives (HoR) has passed the country’s first Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2022. In the meeting of the HoR held on Wednesday, Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand presented Nepal’s first Citizenship Amendment Bill 2022 before the lawmakers.

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.

KATHMANDU, July 12: A delegation of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has met CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal at Dahal's residence in Khumaltar today. The delegation discussed the citizenship bill to be introduced by the government in the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Three lawmakers have filed a notice of protest against the proposed Citizenship Bill.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Minister for Home Affairs, Bal Krishna Khand has discussed the Citizenship Bill with CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The government has expedited consultation with the main opposition party to endorse the citizenship bill through parliament.

KATHMANDU, July 8: A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) is being held today. The meeting of the HoR will begin at 2 PM.

KATHMANDU, July 6: The government has said that it decided to withdraw the Citizenship Bill as it aimed to forge a consensus unanimously on the citizenship-like sensitive issue.

KATHMANDU, July: 4 The citizenship certificate is the proof given to you by the state that you are a Nepali citizen. The constitution states that no Nepali citizen shall be deprived of the right to acquire citizenship. Yet, thousands of Nepali citizens have not received their citizenship certificates. It is not yet clear when the government will provide citizenship certificates to these citizens by drafting the necessary laws.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has said that discussions are underway at a high level to pass the citizenship bill through parliament.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Agni Prasad Sapkota has said that preparations are underway to pass the Citizenship Bill from the present members of the house.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The ruling parties have agreed to take forward the citizenship bill in parliament.