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Govt. undecided on 33% quota
Dimapur, Apr 21 (NPN):
Published on 22 Apr. 2011 12:54 AM IST
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UUrban development & higher education, minister Dr. Shurhozelie who has been touring different district headquarters for consultative meeting regarding the 33% Women Reservation, visited Wokha on April 20 and had meeting with the Kyong Hoho, Kyong Eloe Hoho, Kyong Students’ Union, Chamber of Commerce, DBs and senior citizens at the DC’s conference Hall.
He emphasized on the reservation policy to be implemented by the government of Nagaland and gave a brief introduction of Town Council and Municipal.
According to an official bulletin, Dr. Shurhozelie said that his purpose of visiting district headquarters was to have a clear view and listen to the people’s opinion on women’s quota. He also said that out of the 11 districts, he has so far he visited three districts. “Only after districts round up - a final declaration on the issue of 33% Women Reservation Policy in the State will be made known to the people,” Dr. Shurhozhelie said.
Kyong Hoho president Yansathung Jami said, “Reserving seat quota for the women is like binding and taking away the rights and freedom of the women” and opined that women should come forward for open competition. He said that time was not fully ripe to implement the policy and consider reservation through nomination.
Speaking in support of the Reservation Policy, the newly elected chairperson of the Kyong Eloe Hoho, Thungchano Tsanglao said women were equally responsible for building a better and just society and that the government should go ahead with the Reservation Policy. The Women Reservation Policy, has been incorporated in the resolution of the United Nation where India is also one of the signatories. The 74 Amendment Act of the Indian Constitution gives Rights to Women where all States of the Union has to incorporate within 90 days.
Nagaland, in the year 2001, had passed the Nagaland Municipal Act (NMA) and finally came into force only in the year 2002. So far election could be held in two Municipal Councils and 16 Town Councils in the year 2004.

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