KATHMANDU, June 30: Taking strong exception to some of the provisions of citizenship bill which proposes granting naturalized citizenship to foreign women married to Nepali men only seven years after the marriage, the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) staged a demonstration in the capital on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The parliamentary State Affairs and Good Governance committee has proposed granting residence permit to any foreign woman married to a Nepali national until she is eligible for acquiring a naturalized citizenship certificate.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided to make it mandatory for a foreign woman married to Nepali nationals to wait for seven years after marriage to acquire naturalized citizenship.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The meeting of Parliamentary Committee on State Affairs and Good Governance which was held on Saturday to finalize the issues of marital naturalized citizenship ended inconclusively as the main opposition party Nepali Congress presented a written note of dissent.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on State Affairs ended inconclusively on Friday as the committee members demanded time to study a final report prepared by the government over the Citizenship Bill (amendment) which is under discussion in the House.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the government has taken the issue of naturalized citizenship sincerely as this tends to affect nationality and development.