KATHMANDU, Aug. 23: Sukumaya Tamang, a resident of Hetauda Municipality in Makwanpur, who had married a foreign national, has filed a writ at the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking Nepali citizenship.
In the writ, Tamang has argued that the Citizenship Act and the Citizenship Certificate Distribution Work Procedure Guidelines had discriminated between a Nepali woman and a Nepali man married to a foreign national, and thereby deprived her of a citizenship.
Writ petitioner Tamang had married an Indian national but returned back home after her husband´s demise, it is learnt. RSS
Meanwhile, the apex court today quashed a writ filed by women child development teachers (facilitators) demanding an increment in their remuneration and facilities.
In the petition, Vice-president of Nepal Teachers´ Association, Indira Sapkota had demanded a mandamus order to increase the remuneration of the teachers to a minimum wage as per the Labour Act to Rs. 6,200.
The teachers are currently receiving a salary of Rs. 2,400. There is one women child development teacher in every 33,000 early childhood development centres across the country.