The Supreme Court asked the President’s Office for the reason for not authenticating the Citizenship Bill


The Supreme Court has issued a show cause order in a writ petition on Citizenship bill against the President’s office. A single bench of Supreme Court Judge Hari Prasad Phuyal gave priority to the writ and asked for a written response from the President’s Office.

According to the Constitution of Nepal, the Citizenship Bill passed by both Houses of the Federal Parliament had to be authenticated by President Bidya Devi Bhandari within 20 September. Earlier, the President’s Office had sent it back to the House of Representatives with a 15-point message to reconsider the fact that it was passed by both houses of the Federal Parliament for the first time.

For the second time, it was passed by both houses of the Federal Parliament, but after the President did not verify it, he filed 5 writs in the Supreme Court saying that the Constitution was violated. In all the petitions, the President has also been requested to issue a mandate to validate the bill.

Advocate Sagar Baral, Advocate Sunil Ranjan Singh, Advocate Sunil Kumar Yadav, Dev Sharma and Sonu Rauniar filed a petition in the Supreme Court against President Bhandari’s decision not to Authentication the Citizenship Bill.

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