The President did not sign the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Nepal The President did not sign the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Nepal

Kathmandu: President Bidya Devi Bhandari refused to sign the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Nepal. Experts drew attention to the fact that the President’s act of not signing the measure, which was approved twice by both houses of the Senedd, was unconstitutional. In accordance with the constitution, the time limit is 15 days. Tuesday was the last day for the President to sign the measure. Speaker Anki Prasad Sapkota re-sent the bill earlier sent back by the President with the approval of both houses of Parliament on September 5. The amendment bills related to granting citizenship to Nepalis living abroad and foreign women were married Nepalis were set aside by the President without signing.

This will be a setback for thousands of people waiting for Nepalese citizenship, but constitutional expert Dinesh Tripathi said that the President’s move to not sign the bill has led Nepal to a constitutional crisis.

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