Women must work together to press their demand for their survival with dignity, said Zakia Khan, Delhi’s JDU Women wing Incharge and General Secretary of the state unit of the party.
Seeking equal share in the Parliament, she said, “The day we get fifty percent place in the country’s biggest policy making institution, we will be able to work and to protect ourselves.
“Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is working hard to empower women. Providing cycle to school children, starting campaign against dowry and child marriage and liquor ban in Bihar have helped women a lot to live peacefully and grow with their male counterparts. We need such a leader everywhere, Zakia said while addressing a huge rally in New Delhi on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
The event, organised by Zakia Khan, highlighted the women exploitation in all the segments of the society across the country. The rally, attended by women from different walks of live in huge number, urged authorities to take necessary steps on urgent basis to curb the rising incidents of crimes against females of all ages in the national capital.
“Fear of social stigma and lack of awareness about their rights are two biggest reasons that make them more vulnerable to all kind of exploitations,” said Zakia, adding that there are many participants in the crowd who didn’t even know until today that there is a special day for women that is celebrated across the globe.
She urged women to join hands and work together under the banner of JD(U). “The party is committed to empowerment and social security of every women,” she added.
“People from all walks of life need join hands if we really want an end to exploitation and make India rape-free. JDU Delhi women wing will carry such campaign in every corner of Delhi and message will go to entire nation that enough,” said Zakia.