Dual Napalese Citizenship will be a big threat to democracy, sovereignty, integration and harmony as well as to society too. Such a policy could push our nation towards serious problem, if the government introduces the policy without analyzing the potential impact. Therefore, the government should have an open referendum before approving the policy.
The Non Residential Nepalese (NRN) has pressured
the government to approve a dual citizenship policy and the government is almost
agree on it. Sadly, the people misunderstand that NRN are thepeople who are rich and living in a rich
country. Now, it's time to be clear about the NRN. What about the 80-90 hundred thousand Nepalese
who are living in India? What about the 4-5 hundred thousand Nepalese who are living in Burma?
What about the 3-4 hundred thousand Nepalese living in Bhutan? For instance, let's exclude
the NRN people who have been living in a prosperous country and have prosperous professions
and think what will happen if these others come to Nepal and ask to be a part of dual
I think most of them come to Nepal and will happily try
to settle in Nepal permanently, since the problem in Bhutan, Burma and India (see
the problems and difficulties faced by Nepalese ethnic peoples in Assam etc.)
have become a huge headache for Nepalese ethnic people. I think most of them
could easily establish relationship with Nepal and will be able to fulfill all the
required criteria to obtain citizenship.
We should be serious and learn first about our
national capacity, limitation of resources, infrastructure and other related capacities. Just approving the dual citizenship is an easy job for
government, but to manage and maintain policy sustainably is more complex job.
I think the citizenship includes the set of duties and responsibilities for a nation and the individual too.
What happen if the all people come and ask the state to
fulfill their constitutional, fundamental and human rights? Do you think that our
nation is capable now to address the issues? Do you think the dual citizenship policy
will prove profitable for Nepal? Won't
it be an additional burden to the nation? I think it will be a big threat
on democracy, sovereignty, integration, and harmony. Such a policy could push
our nation toward serious problems, if the government introduces the policy
without analyzing the potential impact.
Was there any research and homework conducted
about the potential impact of dual citizenship policy?
I request all stakeholders to seriously examine the issue in a timely fashion; otherwise it will prove a suicidal step for the
nation and the existing nationalities of Nepal. I am not sure, but in my
personal opinion, the government should have an open referendum before approving
the policy of dual citizenship.
justification from Krishna Hari Pushkar:
Additionally, please do
understand that there is nothing to do with the NRN law and its definition. The
major issues of dual citizenship are for those Nepalese who have been living
abroad and have ended the Nepalese citizenship and also for those who are
willing to do the same. Friends, pro-dual citizenship companion is based in a
cagey logic that provision of dual citizenship will be helpful to attract FDI
or private investment in Nepal from the so called limited rich people. However,
you might know about the number of rich people who can really able to invest in
Nepal. I think we could just count in finger about the number for such limited
people, but you will lifelong unable to count the growing number of those
people who seek for dual citizenship. You must know about the ratio of the
people who want to invest in Nepal and the people who just want to have dual
for their individual/personal benefit. May be millions of NRNs who are living abroad
(India, Burma, Bhutan etc) will settle permanently in Nepal. Therefore, why
should Nepal Government and people agree to provide dual citizenship? Could you
provide any empirical justification? Do you know the number of people who want
really investment and to be a part of socioeconomic development? I think
Nepalese people are now aware and willing to know about the fact rather than
In response to your other
argument regarding the ethnicity and nationality, I would like to clear that I
did not talk about those people who are only Nepalese speaking. But, I talked
about those people who are inherent Nepalese and they migrated or left Nepal
few decades ago due to employment or economical reasons. I am sure that they
could obtain their Nepalese citizenship accordance with laws and could present
enough proofs e.g. parental properties, blood relations, old voter list, lands
and malpot related receipts etc. Most of the previously described non
residential Nepalese have more than enough proofs to prove that they are well
eligible to get “Bansaj Nagrikata”. Therefore, it should be clear that I talked
about those non-residential Nepalese who are equally eligible as the defined
nonresidential Nepalese who are living in so called developed and prosperous
Mr. Pushkar was a DAAD fellow and studied research master in peace and conflict studies in Germany. Also, he holds an internationally honored first class master degree in public administration. He has participated in dozens of national and international trainings, seminars,and workshops programs related to governance, migration, ethnicity, social inclusion, human rights, diplomacy, peace, security and conflict management in US, Europe and Asian countries. Mr. Pushkar often writes opinion articles, reports, conduct researches and publish commentary notes on the various contemporary issues related to the areas of his expertise, specially with reference to Nepal. He is an Under Secretary of Nepal Government and well honored as a Peace, Security and Conflict Management Professional. Mr. Pushkar actively involves and contributes regularly to the dozens of national and international nongovernmental organizations as a capacity of peace and conflict management expert.