Home minister Khand Initiates to forge consensus among all parties for citizenship bill

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Home minister Khand has started discussions for a proposal to forge an agreement on the bill related to the amendment of the Nepal Citizenship Act, 2063 BS.

The meeting on Monday was attended by, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Dilendra Prasad Badu, NC Chief Whip Pushpa Bhusal, a lawmaker of Loktantrik Samajbadi Party Laxman Lal Karna, Attorney General Khamma Bahadur Khati, Secretary at Home Ministry Tek Narayan Pande and Secretary at Law Ministry Udaya Raj Sapkota and others.

The participants in this discussion reasoned that a large number of citizens were deprived of their rights including education and employment as the citizens were unable to claim citizenship certificates.

Home Minister addressed that people were deprived of their right to citizenship as the bill to amend the existing Citizenship Act was long pending.

Home Minister said he would try to first forge consensus among the lawmakers of different parties before presenting it to the parliament. The political consensus must pass the bill, the government s for passing the Bill with the support of all political parties in the parliament.

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