NEPALI CITIZENSHIP

Nepal's Sexist Citizenship Law And The Immigration Debate

Nepal's citizenship law demands that a child can only be considered a citizen of the country if both the parents are Nepali. In addition, while a foreign woman married to a Nepali citizen can get naturalized citizenship, the provisions are far tougher for Nepali women with foreign husbands or for those who do not know the paternity of their children. This is unfair to Nepali women and the law must be amended. However, what is being overlooked is the notion of granting Nepali citizenship to anyone.