KATHMANDU, Feb 11: A group of women activists on Thursday picketed the Department of Immigration protesting against the proposed regulation which requires women below 40 to take prior consent from their families and respective local bodies before traveling abroad.

KATHMANDu, Feb 11: The Department of Immigration had proposed a brutal policy against women's independent movement -- requiring permit letters from their male counterpart or the head of the family as well as the ward office in order to travel abroad alone unless they are over 40 -- has made some amendments owing to public pressure. The amendments in the Immigration Procedures (no blanket restriction on women's free movement, but this narrowed down to the same age of women heading to the Gulf countries for the first time) have not received praise, the policy makers sound too complacent to make further changes.

Let’s be independent

May 8, 2019 19:00 pm

We seek our own independence in a foreign land!!! It’s a pity. As a youth, you are programmed to get back home by 8 PM, sober, and most importantly, free of any forms of intoxication. You have lost your freedom here.