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Nagaland to have state women commission

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Kohima, Feb 24 (UNI) In a landmark decision, the Nagaland Cabinet has decided to constitute a Nagaland State Commission for Women.

According to a release here today, issued by Information and Public Relations Secretary V Sakhrie, the Cabinet, in a meeting yesterday, agreed in principle to constitute the first official women body in the state, in line with National Commission for Women.

The commission would cover wide areas relating to the safeguarding of women under the Constitution and other laws, thereby improving their condition.

It would also review the existing provisions affecting women and recommend amendments for shortcomings, if found.

So far, only one woman, Ms Ranu Shaiza, had been elected to Lok Sabha from the state and not a single one had been elected to the state Assembly since it attained statehood.

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