Nepal flag Nepal Research
Website on Nepal and Himalayan Studies

Politics (citizenship)

Time in Kathmandu:


human rights

Politics (general) / administration / Bhutan / China and Tibet / citizenship / civil society / CPN / CPN-UML / democracy / elections / ethnic and regional parties / federalism / foreign policy / government / inclusion / India / India_Northeast / local politics / Maoist parties / monarchy and monarchists / Nayan Shakti Nepal / Nepali Congress / opinion polls / parliament and CA / parties general / president / Province 1 / Province 2 / Province 3 / Province 4 / Province 5 / Province 6 / Province 7 / Rastriya Prajatantra Party / SAARC / secularism / security / Tarai_MadheshUnited Nations

Links to articles:
Documents and Websites:

Active Citizenship in Democracy, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 13/03/2018)

Citizenship a far cry for most Madhesi daughters-in-law (rep 06/03/2018)

Indian wives of Madhes: Biased citizenship laws have been created to promote ethnic homogeneity in Nepal, by Kalpana Jha (kp 22/02/2018)

Fake citizenship rackets thrive in Tarai, by Jeetendra Kumar Jha (rep 21/02/2018)

Grant citizenship through mother’s nationality: NHRC (ht 15/02/2018)

Quest for citizenship hits District Office hurdle, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 11/02/2018)

Supreme Court issues show cause notice in favour of petitioner in citizenship case (ht 10/02/2018)

Citizenship with fake papers: Ward chief among 5 people under probe for forgery, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 19/01/2018)

Villagers deprived of state facilities (ht 01/01/2018)

Photo expo on Nepalis sans citizenship (ht 24/10/2017)

Probe into citizenships provided to non-Nepalis getting nowhere, by Kiranman Bajracharya (rep 12/10/2017)

Musahars ask for citizenship with candidates seeking votes, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 14/09/2017)

Interim order against IoE, TU (ht 22/08/2017) [continued discrimination on the basis of gender and citizenship!]

Barrier to gender equality: Eliminating citizenship discrimination in Nepal is essential, by Wendy Yu (kp 20/08/2017)

Citizenship cards distributed at people’s doorsteps (ht 13/08/2017)

Denial of citizenship top complaint at home ministry (ht 06/08/2017)

EC’s voter registration boosts citizenship applicant numbers, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 03/08/2017)

Children of Nepali citizens by birth still being denied citizenship for lack of laws (ht 01/08/2017)

Tikapur sees rise in number of people seeking citizenship certificates, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 26/07/2017)

National ID card will be gender inclusive, says Minister Sharma (kp 25/07/2017)

EC for distributing citizenship along with voter registration, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/12/2016)

Citizenship provision: Constitution is already discriminatory, but with this amendment, it will also become patriarchal, by Subin Mulmi (kp 13/12/2016)

Citizenship and naturalisation: Madhesis do not want provisions that might compromise their relations with people across the border, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (kp 29/11/2016)

Don’t discriminate against naturalised citizens, says Yadav (ht 22/11/2016)

‘Naturalised citizens cannot be allowed to hold key constitutional posts’ (ht 20/11/2016) [Okay, but then treat children of both Nepali men or Nepali women, who are married to foreigners, equal!!], Govt planning to bring constitution amendment bill next week (ht), Panel fails to send Parbat restructuring report (kp 20/11/2016)

No solution in sight: The argument that naturalized citizens by marriage be treated as ‘special’ is fraught as we are dealing with people of two different countries, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep17/11/2016) [?? The problem is the continued different treatment of two genders, men and women by the constitution!!]

All citizens should have equal rights, says TMDP leader Lal (ht), Clinging to creed: A diverse country cannot live in peace and harmony by making one religion constitutionally superior to another, by Pramod Mishra (kp 10/11/2016)

Morcha leaders clear air on naturalised citizenship: Blame major parties for ‘uncalled for controversy’, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 09/11/2016), Ripples Of Naturalised Citizenship Issue, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 09/11/2016)

Citizenship issue tough nut to crack: According to the new  constitution, only citizens by descent can hold the constitutional positions (kp 08/11/2016), NC not for retaining interim statute provisions: Shekhar; Says a majority of leaders are against naturalised citizens holding key posts, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 08/11/2016)

Nepal Citizenship Act, 20163 (2006)

Nepal Citizenship Rules, 2063 (2006)

Copyright © Nepal Research. is not liable for any unsuitable material found in any of the links included in this web site.
Please contact the respective web sites for any relevant information.