Lado Panchayat

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  •  A unique panchayat was held in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh known as lado panchayat.
  • A “Lado Panchayat” of girls in Meerut decided that women would not vote for candidates in the coming Assembly election who are opposed to the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
  • It was organised by Sunil Jaglan, social activist and founder of Lado Panchayat.
  • Mr. Jaglan, who is known for advocating the “Selfie with daughter” initiative, has been holding such panchayats in Haryana and Rajasthan, and said it was the resolutions passed in these meetings that pushed the government to increase the legal age of marriage for women to 21.

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