Kohima, Sep 11: Overcoming stiff protest from opposition Congress the Nagaland Assembly today adopted the Resolution of the Ratification of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. Parliamentary Secretary for Social Welfare, Child and Women Development Chotisuh Sazo introduced the bill in the the House on Tuesday. Today he sought permission of the House to pass the Ratification.
Congress's K L Chishi raised the issue of 33 per cent reservation for women in the Municipal Councils and said the Women's Reservation Bill was yet to be passed by Parliament but the Nagaland government was making haste to introduce the Bill in the state.
He reminded that the state was well protected with Constitutional provision under Rule 371 (A), through which no rule introduced by the government of India can be applicable to the state unless it was adopted by a resolution in the Assembly.
In reply, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said his government was all for protecting the weaker sex. He also suggested that the Speaker convene an all-party meeting to discuss the 33 per cent reservation issue before its implementation.
The House later passed the Resolution on the Ratification of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, when the Speaker put it on voice vote.