Daughters right equal to sons to inherit family properties: Chai

SEPPA, Jan 21: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi advocated equal birth right for daughters to inherit family properties while addressing a day-long legal awareness on issues faced by women here on Thursday.

“Daughters, like sons, have an equal birth right to inherit family property,” Chai told participants of the event, organised by East Kameng Women Welfare Organisation (WWO) in collaboration with the APSCW.

She also stressed on more reservation for women in government jobs as well as raising reservation of women in PRI from 33% to 50%..

Terming polygamy as one of the main reasons for domestic violence, she expressed concern over rapid increase in drug abuse among state youths.

Resource persons, advocate Rumita Taku spoke on legal rights of women, while Raju Tamang Gishing of  ArSRLM spoke on economic power and skill development for women.

Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act was highlighted by APSCW member Techi Humnai while legal advisor advocate Kamu Chotten spoke on compulsory marriage registration and free legal aid service.

DIET lecturer SD Pandey spoke on parenting and guidance while Dr Paya Liyak highlighted issues related to breast and cervical cancer.

East Kameng ADC Likha Teji, Bameng ADC Tungge Loya, ZPC Doba Lamnio, Seppa PS OC Line Kommo, EKSWCO executive members, NGOs, SHGs and religion-based women groups, among others, were present, according to an official release.


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