January 10, 2018
All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) will take up the cause of women, who were under attack under the BJP rule and fight against the proposed amendment to the Anti-Dowry Harassment Law, Triple Talaq and also seek equal work and equal pay.
Briefing reporters on the deliberations of three-day meeting of central committee which concluded here on Wednesday, its general secretary Mariam Diallo said that the attack on women were increasing in the country in an organised manner, particularly in the BJP ruled states.
Stating that unemployment has taken a larger dimension during BJP rule, particularly women following reduction in the fund for MGNREGA, she said that the demonetisation and GST have also seriously affected the entire section of the society, “There is disparity in the wages between men and women, as women are given lesser pay for the same work and AIDWA will organise nationwide campaign seeking equal pay for equal work,” Mariam said.
Accusing RSS and Bajrang Dal of indulging in organised attacks on people belonging to minority community, Dalits, tribals and women, she said that such incidents were high in BJP ruled States, with the backing of Modi Government.
“AIDWA will strongly opposed the proposal to amend the Anti-Dowry harassment Act 498A, since it was totally against women, as it deprived protection and compensation. AIDWA has planned to organise a signature campaign in this regard and crores of signature thus collected will be submitted to the Supreme Court,” she said.
It was also decided to organise a campaign against increasing communalism, by bringing the people together and take a pledge against it on January 30, she said.
Mariam said that AIDWA was totally opposed to the Triple Talaq bill, since it provided no compensation to the affected women and their children and wanted the Government to ensure the passage after proper debate and consensus.
Accusing BJP of trying to get foothold in Left-ruled Tripura, where elections were due, by trying to fan trouble by dividing tribals and other community Mariam said that AIDWA will not allow BJP to realise its dream there.