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Nagaland women bodies resolve for consensus candidate for civic poll


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KOHIMA: Encouraged by Gauhati High Court order to the Nagaland Government to hold the Municipal elections with 33 per cent Women Reservations, the apex tribal women bodies in Nagaland has resolved to set up consensus candidates in the forthcoming municipal elections in the state, which is likely to be held within the first quarter of next year.

Talking to mediapersons at Red Cross complex here on Saturday afternoon, the Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW) members said a consultative meeting had been convened by the Commission with tribal women organisations and Naga Mothers Association to deliberate on the women reservation in town and municipal councils in Nagaland today.

The meeting was attended by representatives of all the tribal women organisations and reportedly discussed threadbare the setting up of women candidates.

They said that after thorough deliberation the meeting reiterated the decision taken by the tribal women organisations in December 2009 wherein it was decided that the women organisations would field consensus candidates without the involvement of any political parties for the reserved wards in the municipal and town council elections. The meeting has, therefore, asked the respective women bodies to initiate the process of identifying the consensus candidates to be fielded in the election.

Another issue taken up in the meeting was the fortnight observation of ‘Elimination of Violence against Women’ from November 25 to December 10 next under the theme ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World’. (UNI)


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