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Citizens disappointed for not getting citizenship



Indrajit Safi of Ganeshman Sarnath Municipality-3 Dhanusha took a loan of Rs 500,000 from a lender and studied engineering. After completing his studies, he started working in a privately run hydropower project and was asked for citizenship. After failing to apply for citizenship, Safi lost his job. His family is worried about rising interest rates on his study loan.

Mohammad Farooqi of Ghorahi Sub-Metropolis-18 Dang was asked for citizenship by the campus affiliated to Pokhara University. Although his father has a birth certificate and his mother has adopted citizenship, he has not been able to get citizenship.

Farooqi, who has a special interest in cricket, was also barred from participating in the under-16 cricket tournament because of his citizenship certificate. The father is making a living by running a normal business. As the eldest son of the family, he has to find employment immediately. He said that he did not see the option of committing suicide as he did not have citizenship.

In the interaction program on citizenship organized by the Women, Law and Development Forum. Sabin Shrestha, executive director of the forum, said that this provision would create problems as the parents do not even have the birth certificate of their children.

Note [ Translated from original Nepali article in]

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