#goanewsEdiTweeT: WHY LADLI LAXMI CONVERTED BACK INTO GOVT. DOWRY?
Within 2 years @GovtofGoa has dropped amendment of #LadliLaxmi scheme for girls between 18-45 years. Girls now won’t get Rs 1 lakh for jobs or business, but only if they get married. Clearly going back to Govt Dowry!
It was launched in 2012 by @manoharparrikar, but realised the mistake when Bailancho Saad & Goa Women’s Commission showed cases of how married beneficiaries were harassed over LadliLaxi Dowry. Accepted proposal of extending the scheme for jobs or entrepreneurship.
The latest amendment states: : “However, this scheme should not be construed or misunderstood as an encouragement to the practice of giving dowry in any way.” Can such a statement stop people from looking at it as a ‘dowry’, which cases in the past have proved beyond doubt? And why the Govt intends to promote something which is ‘similar to Dowry’?