Excluded by law

Print edition : January 22, 2016

Hussaini of Pipaka village in Mewat. An illiterate person, she will not be able to contest the elections. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

Mamun Rashid, retired panchayat secretary. He plans to field his educated daughter from Silkho panchayat. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

Abdul Hamid, sarpanch of Sehsola gram panchayat. His daughter-in-law will contest from the seat reserved for women this time. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

The Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act setting educational and other eligibility criteria for candidates can have disastrous social consequences.
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