Govt effortful to resolve citizenship related problems: Home Minister Lamichhane

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Rabi Lamichhane said that the government has been trying to solve the difficulties seen in obtaining citizenship.

Inaugurating a program ‘ Discussion on citizenship and citizenship related issues’ organised by the Home Ministry today, Deputy Prime Minister Lamichhane shared that the government was effortful to ensure citizen’s constitutional rights of acquiring citizenship certificates.

“Citizens should not be deprived of constitutional rights of obtaining citizenship. Efforts are underway to remove complexities related to acquiring citizenship by formulating procedures. It is the duty and responsibility of the government to prepare laws related to citizenship addressing the complexities related to obtaining citizenship”, he underlined.

Stating that the ministry has started discussions with stakeholders regarding the various issues of citizenship acquiring keeping its duty and responsibility towards the citizens in mind, the Home Minister expressed the belief that problems related to citizenship could be resolved if conclusions of the discussions with stakeholders could be included in the procedures.

The Home Ministry has been facilitating the protection of the rights of citizens, who can get citizenship by the Constitution, existing laws and rules  apart from those prohibited by laws, explained DPM Lamichhane.

He recalled that he, not only from the position of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, had been raising voices about the problems facing the citizens to acquire citizenship when he was working as a media person.

Saying suggestions received from discussions with experts and stakeholders would be crucial for the government, the Home Minister expected that improvements to be made in the implementation system would be a guideline for the government.

“Laws and procedures related to citizenship should be revised by including suggestions received from discussions”, he explained, adding discussion related to citizenship would be held in four sessions in the program.



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