Congress to stand against seven-year provision for naturalised citizenship for foreign women married to Nepali men
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Kathmandu, July 1 -- The Nepali Congress has decided to stand against the citizenship amendment bill tabled in the Parliament that requires seven years for a foreign woman married to a Nepali man to acquire naturalised citizenship.
The Central Working Committee of the main opposition party on Tuesday concluded that the seven-year provision is unconstitutional. It has said any foreign woman married to a Nepali man should be granted naturalised citizenship as soon as she starts the process to renounce her original citizenship.
Despite reservations from the Nepali Congress, Samajbadi Party Nepal and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the House of Representatives endorsed the bill with the seven-...
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