Nepal govt decides to withdraw citizenship bill

Kathmandu: The government has decided to withdraw the Citizenship Bill.

The cabinet meeting held on Tuesday decided to withdraw the Citizenship Bill in the House of Representatives.

The Citizenship Bill was registered in the House of Representatives and was tabled in the House of Representatives by the State Management and Good Governance Committee after nearly two years of clause-by-clause discussion.

There is pressure from all quarters to pass the citizenship bill saying that millions of citizens could not get citizenship due to non-passage of the bill.

In the bill, the issue of granting citizenship to a foreign woman who marries a Nepali man immediately or after seven years is in dispute.

There is a problem now that the children of the citizens who got Nepali citizenship on the basis of birth will not get citizenship.

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