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Sunday, 14 April 2019

Sad truth of Nepalese Citizenship

Posted by Anup Baral | April 14, 2019 :
Civil society members and lawyers have reacted with dismay over the recent stay order by the Supreme Court against the government’s circular that ordered district administration offices to grant citizenship by descent to children of citizens by birth.

A single bench of Justice Purushottam Bhandari had, on Monday, issued a stay order against the government’s decision in response to a petition filed by Senior Advocate Bal Krishna Neupane.

Chief Attorney of Province 2 Dipendra Jha said Article 11 (3) of the constitution that ensured citizenship rights for children of citizens by birth was an absolute right which could not be tied with any enabling law or bill under consideration in the Parliament.

Jha said the SC had issued writ of mandamus in the past telling the government to grant citizenship by descent to children of citizens by birth and district administration offices had been issuing citizenship to the applicants as per court order.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.