Haryana village seeks justice for Modi's wife Jashodaben

Haryana village seeks justice  for Modi's wife Jashodaben

 Dozens of women in Haryana’s Bibipur village on Friday got together to appeal to BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to accord his wife Jashodaben the rightful life she deserves.

The congregation, which came a day after elections in Haryana, was held on Friday so that the matter does not assume political overtones, Sunil Jaglan, Sarpanch of Bibipur said while talking to Deccan Herald.   
Bibipur is one village that has earned widespread accolades for raising women issues, especially in the Khap-dominated state. After media reports of Modi’s marital status brought to fore the solitary selfless life of Jashodaben, the gram sabha summoned a meeting in support of Jashodaben.

Jaglan said: “All that the women wanted was for Narendra Modi should to offer due regard and right to his wife now that he has admitted to his marital status. One cannot champion the cause of women rights unless he preaches what he teaches.”   

The womens group said they have launched a signature campaign to urge Modi to do beyond just acknowledging Jashodaben as his wife.

“A corrective step by Modi will only build his credentials, although its been more than 40-years that his wife has lived a solitary life without any expectation,” he said.
Bibipur did wonders to set right the child sex ratio in its area. The child sex ratio nearly doubled in one year, from a deplorable 561 girls for every 1,000 boys in 2012 to 1,114 girls in 2013. 

The village first shot to fame in 2012 by organising the country’s first all-woman gram sabha. A couple of months later, it organised a mahapanchayat with women representatives from five states participating.

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