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Indian Plan To Literally ‘Grab’ Nepal Through Citizenship Bill Fails

On Sunday, the State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the Nepal's Federal Parliament passed the Citizenship Bill by a majority with the provision of granting adopted citizenship only to a foreign woman who marries a Nepali man after seven years of permanent residence. Opposition Nepali Congress and Janata Samajwadi Party had different views on this decision of the committee and supported the Indian strategy.
(The State Affairs Committee (SAC) of Nepal’s Federal Parliament passed the Citizenship Bill by a majority with the provision of granting adopted citizenship only to a foreign woman, who marries a Nepali man after seven years of permanent residence, Kathamndu, June, 21, 2020. Photo: N24)

By Jyoti Dhakal, KATHMANDU:- The latest strategy of the Indian Research and Analysis Wing, (RAW), which has been working with the support of the main opposition party Nepali Congress and Terai Centric political parties, to grant Nepali citizenship to a foreign woman, who marries a Nepali man in the Nepal Citizenship Bill under the plan to merge Nepal with the Indian Union by 2030, has failed.

The plan of the Indian intelligence agency to seize Nepal failed on Sunday after the Committee on The State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the Nepal’s Federal Parliament passed the Citizenship Bill with the provision of granting adopted citizenship to a foreign woman, who marries a Nepali man only after seven years of permanent residence.

The State Affairs Committee (SAC) of Nepal’s Federal Parliament passed the Citizenship Bill by a majority with the provision of granting adopted citizenship only to a foreign woman, who marries a Nepali man after seven years of permanent residence. Main opposition parties Nepali Congress and Janata Samajwadi Party (previously RJP and Samajwadi Party) had different views on this decision of the committee, as they supported the Indian strategy.

On Sunday, the State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the Nepal’s Federal Parliament passed the Citizenship Bill by a majority with the provision of granting adopted citizenship only to a foreign woman who marries a Nepali man after seven years of permanent residence. Opposition Nepali Congress and Janata Samajwadi Party had different views on this decision of the committee and supported the Indian strategy.

(The State Affairs Committee (SAC) of Nepal’s Federal Parliament passed the Citizenship Bill by a majority with the provision of granting adopted citizenship only to a foreign woman, who marries a Nepali man after seven years of permanent residence, Kathmandu, June, 21, 2020. Photo: N24)

However, the committee, which was stopped after the parties demanded time, proposed to grant citizenship to a foreign woman, who marries a Nepali man after two years. After the main opposition Congress said that the current system should be followed, the government asked for five days to reach a consensus. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had held consultations with Congress leaders on Thursday.

But a meeting of the ruling CPN (Maoist) on Saturday decided to grant adopted citizenship only after seven years. On Sunday, the State Management Committee approved the decision of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) meeting held on Saturday on the basis of majority.

But a meeting of the ruling NCP on Saturday decided to grant adopted citizenship only after seven years. On Sunday, the State Management Committee approved the decision of the ruling NCP meeting held on Saturday on the basis of a majority.

While applying for citizenship, the recommendation made by the ward office of permanent residence should be submitted along with the proof of foreign citizenship or similar proof of nationality, if not taken, or a proof of renunciation, if taken.

A ‘permanent residence permit’ will be issued to enjoy economic, social and cultural rights until the adopted citizenship is obtained. On the basis of this license, it will be possible to acquire, enjoy, sell, obtain commercial benefits and do other transactions.

Similarly, various kinds of professions and businesses can be run, industry, trade and business can be run. Similarly, registration of personal events such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, migration and national identity card can also be taken.

Such permanent residence permit will be automatically revoked after taking the adopted citizenship.

After the State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the Nepal’s Federal Parliament decided to grant naturalized citizenship only after seven years on Sunday, the main opposition Nepali Congress and Janata Samajwadi Party have voted differently in favor of the Indian establishment.

Nepali Congress MPs Dilendra Prasad Badu, Devendra Prasad Kandel, Dilla Sangraula Pant, Amaresh Kumar Singh, Mina Pandey and Binod Chaudhary, who are in favor of the Indian establishment, said in a written dissenting opinion on the committee. As it happens, it has become flawed.

Rajendra Mahato, Nepal’s representative to the Indian establishment and a member of the Nepal’s Federal Parliament, said: “What was supposed to be a ban on adopted citizenship has already been included in the constitution. Why the proposal for another 7 years now? When has marital relationship disrupted our nationality? If not, why are they trying to punish the people and their relationship?”

Along with Rajendra Mahato, Raj Kishor Yadav and Samajwadi Party’s Rajendra Shrestha and Ram Sahay Yadav have also jointly registered different views on the committee’s decision.

Similarly, MP Vrijesh Kumar Gupta has also expressed his dissent on the decision of the committee.

At the committee’s meeting on Sunday, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal said that the citizenship bill was in the court of parliament. Stating the government’s view in the bill, he said: “It is up to the parliament and the honorable people to amend it or not.”

It should be remembered that after the Madhes (Nepal’s Terai Region) uprising by the Indian establishment immediately after the 2nd people’s movement in Nepal, millions of Indians had obtained Nepali citizenship and the government of Nepal does not have the data of such citizenship.

And the Indian establishment, which has been dominating Nepal for a long time, is now engaged in the strategy of merging Nepal into the Indian Union by 2030 by granting Nepali citizenship to its citizens through legal channels.

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