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Human Rights Law Network

Naga women approach Supreme Court for reservation of seats in local bodies

Issue Date: Jan 29, 2013
Women of Nagaland who have been fighting for representation in the municipal and town councils are using the legal route to win their rights. Their organisation, Naga Mothers Association (NMA), has been demanding implementation of reservation rights in the local bodies for the past three years, but the state authorities have been denying it by not holding elections, citing Naga customs and possible violence derailing the ongoing peace process.

Vaccine woes continue

Posted on: 12 Mar, 2012
For long, India’s vaccination programme had six vaccines for tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, whooping cough, tetanus, polio and measles. The vaccines were cheap and protected children adequately. But in the last decade, the country has been under tremendous pressure from the pharmaceutical industry to include a variety of expensive vaccines in its immunisation programme.
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