Sanitary Napkin GST Free : 1000 Pads Sent to PM Modi by Gwalior Girls
The government has kept the sanitary napkins coming in the use of women within 12% GST, which is being strongly opposed everywhere.
#MadhyaPradesh: A group of social workers in Gwalior start a campaign encouraging women to write down their views on menstrual hygiene on sanitary napkins to mark their protest against it being placed under 12% GST. pic.twitter.com/1SKIFiuErP
— ANI (@ANI) 9 January 2018
There is a continuation of protests across the country to keep women sanitary napkins in the purview of 12 % GST. A unique protest campaign is being organized in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh to make sanitary napkins tax free.
In this campaign being run by women in Gwalior, girls and women are being labelled their names and messages on napkins. There is a plan to run this campaign till March 5. The women running the campaign say that they will demand this message by sending PM Modi to remove 12% GST, including those applicable to sanitary napkins. All these women are hopeful that PM Modi will try to get Napkin out of the purview of the world by keeping his needs in mind.
Gwalior’s resident Devendra Joshi is confused about the cleanliness campaign of PM Modi while talking to the media. Preeti says that on one hand sanitation campaign is being run, on the other hand, sanitary napkins used during women’s menstruation are counted as ‘Luxury Goods’. Preeti says that napkin was already expensive, so why making tax on it, it has become more expensive now.
Social worker Preeti, Devendra Joshi said, ‘Sanitary napkins was already expensive, now it has become more expensive than that. In this period of inflation, women of middle class will not be able to use sanitary napkins. The government should think how rural women will be able to buy it by spending 100 rupees. They are not able to buy it, due to which they will suffer from serious diseases. ”
He said that sanitary napkins needs all women. He should get it free, at least it should be kept out of the GST scope.