Refusing to accept any majority consensus on Women Reservation Bill, Naga women cutting across tribal and party affiliations have demanded implementation of 33 per cent quota in the assembly polls and coming Parliament election in the state.
In a resolution adopted at a consultation on the 108th Constitutional(Amendment) Bill in Kohima on Friday representatives of various women tribal hohos (councils), women groups and wings of political parties deliberated on the issue and resolved that if the proposed bill is passed in Parliament it must be implemented in Nagaland.
In another resolution they demanded immediate implementation of Nagaland Municipal (Amendment) Act 2006 which provides 33 per cent reservation of seats for women in local urban bodies in the state.
Nagaland State Women Commission, which had organised on Friday's meeting, had earlier written to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio to keep in abeyance the consensus decision and not send it to the Rajya Sabha secretariat as the January 29 consultation did not invite the women commission and other prominent women organizations.
The All Parties Co-ordination Committee headed by assembly deputy speaker Ralanthung Yanthan had called for the consultation with tribal councils and civil society groups as it had been entrusted by the state government following a Rajya Sabha secretrait directive.