Gwalior (M.P.): Showing disapproval over the placing of sanitary napkins under the 12% slab of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), students of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh will be sending Prime Minister Narendra Modi sanitary napkins with messages on menstrual sanitation written on them.
A group of students in the city has kicked off a campaign motivating women to mark their views on menstrual hygiene on sanitary napkins and added that when 1,000 such napkins with messages are completed, they will hurl to Prime Minister Modi.
The campaign, which was set in motion on January 4, has been getting quite a lot of hold up, especially through social media.
“Sanitary napkins have been placed under 12% GST. Women use things during their menstrual days, which is fatal to them. Instead of giving subsidy, it has been placed under the category of luxury items. So we started this campaign. We aim to send 1,000 pads to the government March 3,” asserted Hari Mohan, one of the students who embark on the campaign.
As per reports of 2011 survey by AC Nielsen only 12% of women across India apply sanitary pads, due to a lack of accessibility and affordability and many Indian women even in this ultra modern world they use old clothes and other unhygienic substances such as sand, sawdust, leaves and sometimes even ash.