Women demand reservation in legislature

Women’s organisations held a symbolic protest demanding reservation in State legislature and Parliament, in front of the Suvarna Soudha in Belagavi on Wednesday. They also sought complete prohibition in the State.

Over 500 women from different organisations sat on dharna and shouted slogans against the government. They demanded that the the State government take the lead in seeking a Constitution amendment for reservation in Central and State legislative houses.

They also sought a women’s budget and women’s manifesto.

Mallamma Yalawar of Sabala NGO felt political representation was a pre-condition to women’s empowerment.

The protesters sought effective prohibition by ensuring complete ban on production, sale, possession, and consumption of liquor.

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