KATHMANDU, June 9: The Supreme Court has ordered the bodies concerned to submit a copy of the Citizenship Bill certified by President Ram Chandra Paudel. During the hearing of the petition filed against the Citizenship Bill on Friday, the court demanded for the certified copy.
KATHMANDU, June 5: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the works related to preparing the Works Procedures and Regulations on Citizenship have begun with the certification of the Citizenship Bill.
KATHMANDU, June 2: A writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against President Ram Chandra Paudel's approval of the Citizenship Bill, 2079 BS, which was passed by the erstwhile Federal Parliament to amend the Citizenship Bill, 2063 BS, which was put on hold for months by former President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
KATHMANDU, May 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said issues related to citizenship have not been resolved due to the lack of certification of the citizenship bill by the immediate past President.
President Ram Chandra Paudel has been consulting with constitutional experts and lawyers for the past few days, as he faces mounting pressure from the ruling parties to certify the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which was passed by both houses of federal parliament but put on hold by the then President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
The proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act brings me anxiety as a young woman, and I am sure I am not alone. This amendment impacts not only the present single mothers but also any female who wishes to be a mother in the future.
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 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'.
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 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 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 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.
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.