Nepali single moms say law change would make children stateless
KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of single mothers and rights activists demonstrated outside Nepal's parliament building on Thursday, urging members of a special assembly drafting a new constitution not to weaken the citizenship rights of young Nepalis.
One activist said a law being considered, that would give citizenship only to children of two Nepali parents, would strip some one million young people of Nepali citizenship - on top of about 4.3 million who already have no identity documents.
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