Youths involved in the campaign of right to citizenship even on the name of mothers have collected 1,000 signatures on Saturday.
The campaign started at 7 a.m. and ended at 8.30 a.m. today at Tudikhel, Kathmandu. The signatures will be handed over to Baburam Bhattarai, chairperson of Constitutional-Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the parliament.
“We have launched this campaign to ensure that women are not discriminated while formulating a new constitution,” says Subin Mulmi, a leader of the campaign.
Mulmi and other campaigners have been protesting provisions of citizenship proposed in the new constitution, which says an individual will be eligible for citizenship only when his/her father and mother both are Nepali citizens. Campaigners have taken this provision as a discrimination against women.
The campaign, conducted by youth rights activists’ network, aims to discuss all aspects of constitution making process and create pressure on the concerned bodies on some pertinent issues.