Government plans on limiting the freedom of women, again!

The Immigration Department proposed a discriminatory amendment in working procedure to restrict women under 40 years of age from travelling alone while undertaking a visit visa. With the proposal, women travellers on visit visas will be requiring travel insurance of at least Rs1.5 million, a voucher/receipt as evidence for currency exchange and women under 40 travelling solo for the first time to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries or Africa will be required to obtain permission from family members and the local ward. Continue reading..