Delhi, Feb. 22 -- It seems to be the 'age of patriarchy' in several countries these days. Consider Nepal where the country's immigration department has decided to propose a new law wherein women under 40 would need permission from the local government and her family (read, male member) to travel abroad.

According to government officials, the law has been proposed to stop human trafficking of women and young girls.

Understandably, ever since the announcement, protests have broken out across the country. People have come out on Kathmandu streets against the law, calling it regressive. They have taken to Twitter against what they say is a misogynistic law.

Experts say that instead of denying a woman her right to leave the country by bring...