Guwahati, January 6: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today said polygamy is an issue that continues to plague the tribal society in Arunachal Pradesh during a discussion with Member of National Commission for Women (NCW) Shyamala S Kundar.
The NCW member today called on the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
She was accompanied by Chairperson of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) Radhilu Chai.
The meeting discussed issues related to women’s rights and substance abuse among women.
The Chief Minister said women in Arunachal were better off yet they have miles to go. He said polygamy is an issue that still plagues the tribal society in Arunachal.
On substance abuse, the CM said involvement of any uniformed personnel are being strictly dealt with.
APSCW members brought the issue of women’s equal rights over their parental property. The Chief Minister suggested a seminar to be conducted for raising awareness on the issue assuring his full cooperation.
The meeting also suggested strengthening of One Stop Centre (OSC) - Sakhi to support women affected by violence.