Stricter sentence proposed against citizenship forgery

Kathmandu / Mar 14: The punishment and fine regarding provisions of the citizenship has been made further stricter. A meeting of the State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the Legislature Parliament held on Thursday took a decision to this effect.

According to the decision, if a foreigner obtains a Nepali citizenship without fulfilling processes, he will have to face a jail-term of five to seven years along with a fine of Rs. 300,000.

Similarly, if the citizenship is obtained by submitting false details, he/she will be sentenced to one to three years in jail along with a fine of Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 300,000.

Similarly, those who forge a copy of citizenship will be sentenced to three to five years in jail along with a fine of Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 300,000.

Likewise, he/she will have to face a jail-term of six months to one-and-a-half years along with a fine of Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 100,000.

Similarly, those who obtain more than one citizenships will be sentenced to three to five years in jail along with a fine of Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 300,000.

The committee has drafted a new proposal by amending the previous provisions. A clause-wise deliberation on the Bill of Citizenship is underway at the State Affairs Committee of the parliament.

NA endorses Special Economic Zone and Land Use Bills unanimously

The meeting of the National Assembly has passed two bills—’Special Economic Zone (first amendment) Bill-2075 and ‘Land Use Bill- 2075’, unanimously on Thursday.

During the meeting, Minister for Finance, Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada, on the behalf of the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Yadav, tabled ‘Special Economic Zone (first amendment) Bill-2075’ while Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Padma Kumari Aryal, presented ‘Land Use Bill-2075’.

Taking part in the discussion on the bill, Thagendra Prakash Puri, Radhe Shyam Adhikari, Ram Narayan Bidari, Anita Devkota, Durga Prasad Upadhyay and Brinda Devi Ale pointed out the need of effective categorization of land.

On the occasion, Minister Aryal said that the bill was brought for the management of land use as well as for not leaving fertile land barren.

Similarly, the meeting also passed ‘National Assembly (first amendment) Regulations-2075’ unanimously.

President of National Assembly Regulations-2075 Amendment Draft Committee, Parasuram Meghi Gurung, tabled the proposal in the meeting in this regard.

Earlier, lawmaker Dr Bimala Poudel, had withdrawn her amendment proposal.

Taking part in clause-wise discussion on the Regulations, lawmakers—Ramprit Paswan and Ram Lakhan Chamar – urged to pay attention in proportional inclusive representation as per sentiments of the constitution. RSS

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