June 22, Kathmandu.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill assented to by President Ramchandra Paudel is going to be implemented.
After the Supreme Court did not continue the short-term interim order issued earlier not to implement the amended provisions of the Citizenship Act, the way for the implementation of the passed bill is opened.
The joint bench of Justice of the Supreme Court, Dr. Anand Mohan Bhattarai and Kumar Regmi ordered the short-term interim order will not continue.
With this order of the Supreme Court, the way has been opened for the children of those who took Nepali citizenship on the basis of birth to get citizenship on the basis of descent.
Last year, the then President Bidya Devi Bhandari put the Citizenship Bill passed by the Federal Parliament on hold without assenting to this bill.
But the bill was assented to by President Ramchandra Paudel on 17th Jestha 2080. Senior advocates Surendra Bhandari and Balkrishna Neupane filed a writ in the Supreme Court saying that the President’s move to validate the bill was against the constitution.