ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Goa-Charmed Existence

Goa-Charmed Existence

June 1982 that there are more than 3.8 million persons of Indian origin in Nepal. Barring some 150,000 persons, the rest had even acquired Nepalese citizenship which is quite simple. (Reciprocal acquisition of Indian citizenship for Nepalese living in India is not, however, as easy. For instance, political leaders in Sikkim have demanded that 30,000 Nepalese living there for decades should be granted Indian citizenship. Nothing has been done so far.) The Nepal government set up a special committee in April last to look into this issue and to make policy recommendations. This committee submitted its report in August last. It has come to the conclusion that "Indian migration has created tougher employment opportunity, hampered the development of local skilled manpower, encouraged trade monopoly, besides promoting Nepal as an extension of the Indian market" The Committee has recommended the imposition of control all along the Indo- Nepal borders, in three phases

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