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The District administration denies citizenship in the name of mother even though having provisions in the constitution.


Lumbini, Banke, Khajura, Ward 3

According to the Constitution, citizenship should be easily obtained in the name of a mother or a father. However, the Banke administration has refused to grant citizenship in the mother's name, citing the Citizenship Act. The following 1 of sub-section 2 of Article 11 of the Constitution states that the provision related to citizenship will be implemented from the time of commencement of the Constitution. However, Ruth Ghartimagar, 19, of Bageshwori-2, Khajuraho has been deprived of citizenship on the basis of the Citizenship Act, 2063 BS. His mother Kamala has citizenship on the basis of descent. Big sister Nirmala has also become a citizen. However, Ruth has been trying to get citizenship in her mother's name for months. "Younger daughter Ruth has not been able to become a Nepali citizen," said mother Kamala Gharti. "I couldn't understand what happened my elder daughter got the citizenship but my younger daughter was not able to get her citizenship." She is seeking administration for her daughter's citizenship. Ruth did her SLC in 2071 from Deepak Inlis Medium School Khajuraho in Bageshwori. She is currently studying at Arunodaya Boarding High School. However, she has complained that she has problems to study and work due to lack of citizenship. Mr. Lokraj Gharti's name is mentioned in Kamala's citizenship. However, the administration has stated that she has not been able to submit the citizenship of Lokraj and has stated that there is a problem in giving citizenship in the name of the mother. Articles 10 and 12 of the Constitution of Nepal 2072, Citizenship Act of Nepal, 3910 of 2063 have made provision that no Nepali can be deprived of citizenship. Similarly, if the father or the mother is a Nepali citizen, their children can get citizenship on the basis of descent. There is a legal provision for a married daughter to obtain citizenship in the name of her mother, father, or husband. District Administration Office.


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