Husbands working as proxy for their sarpanch wives defeats purpose of women's reservation: Orissa High Court

The Court said such practice reduces the women to "faceless sarpanches" at the grassroots politics and also deprives them of their agency, autonomy and voice in public affairs.
Orissa High Court
Orissa High Court

The Orissa High Court recently observed that the practice of husbands working as proxy sarpanchs in place of their wives defeats the purpose of reservation for women in the Panchayati Raj system [Manoj Kumar Mangaraj versus The Collector, Kalahandi and Others].

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