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Land : My identity

The 11th Amendment of the Country's Civil Code granted me with the right to inherit land but the moment I will get married this right will be taken away from me. So land in one way is a connection to my ancestors and my identity. Moreover, I got my citizenship certificate as my ancestors had land and in the absence of land acquiring citizenship certificate would be a very tedious task in Nepal. Land is regarded as the ultimate property one can acquire and with land further investments can be done. Land is not only the handful of soil but also a means to acquire better life. Land can be kept as collateral in the bank and I can set up a business or get further education thus enhancing my life. Land is not only a means of livelihood but also one of the indicators of the social prestige. But the law takes the right of a daughter as soon as she gets married so though land can enhance lives in the absence of proper legal framework I am denied with my ancestral property thus overshadowing my identity and possibility of living a better life. For me land is my identity as it relates me to my forefathers, my hometown so if I am denied of land then I'm denied of my identity.

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