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Manipur women take to streets to protest gun attacks by armed men

Imphal, February 15: Thousands of women, primarily Meira Paibis (women torch bearers), took to the streets across the five districts of Imphal valley in Manipur on Thursday afternoon in protest against frequent gun attacks by armed men at villages near the hills close to the valleys. Organised by the civil body People’s Alliance for Peace and Progress Manipur, women at Singjamei, Kakwa, and Heingang in Imphal West district raised slogans to protect “the territorial and administrative integrity” of Manipur, denouncing the gun attacks by the armed men targeting villagers. Protesters...
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Parl panel examining bill on marriage age of women gets another extension

New Delhi, January 29: A parliamentary committee examining a bill seeking to raise the age of marriage of women from the present 18 years to 21 has been given another extension to table its report. The Budget session of Parliament beginning January 31 is the last session of the present Lok Sabha before parliamentary elections are announced. The committee will now finalise its report by May following the four-month extension while the term of the 17th Lok Sabha ends on June 16. The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021,...
North East

Women outnumber men in Manipur as final electoral roll published

Imphal, January 22: Women outnumber men by 67,028 in Manipur, as the final photo electoral roll of the northeastern state published on Monday revealed. The final electoral roll also showed a drop of 31,231 voters as compared to the final roll of 2023. The number of voters in 2023 was 20,57,854 while it is 20,26,623 now, according to the final electoral rolls of the two years. “Manipur recorded 20,26,623 electors with 9,79,678 men, 10,46,706 women and 239 third gender voters as per the final rolls for 2024,” Chief Electoral Officer...
India

Women’s reservation law: SC refuses to entertain plea by Advocate

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 12: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea filed by an Advocate seeking urgent and time-bound implementation of the women's reservation law to ensure 33% quota for them in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. A Bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta, however, granted liberty to the Advocate Yogamaya MG to file an intervention petition in a pending PIL filed by Congress leader Jaya Thakur. "Look, we don't want multiplicity of litigation in the matter. You file an intervention application in the petition...
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