The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women, state’s Women’s Welfare Society, and State Commission of Arunachal for Protection of Girl Child Rights had drafted a bill on marriage and inheritance of property rights to the girl child after.
Chief Minister Pema Kandu said this as a matter of concern
On 21st August, Chief Minister Pema Khandu had praised the initiative but said that there is a need to consult all stakeholders in this matter.
The Minister said “We want to give our daughters equal rights in all aspects. However, the issue at hand needs a proper debate and consultations given our indigenous identity and tribal rights, particularly property and inheritance rights”.
All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union expressed opposition
Amidst the reckoning that the draft table will be announced as a bill in the upcoming assembly of the state, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union expressed their displeasure on it. The student body said it would not support the bill as it will take away tribal rights.
What the Government spokesperson has to say?
Arunachal Pradesh’s Minister and government spokesperson Bamang Felix stated that the government has no plans to table the bill in the Assembly. He further said that the bill was not being compiled by any department.