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Hold municipal polls with 33% women quotas: HC to galand

Guwahati, Jan 31: The Guwahati High Court on Tuesday directed the galand government to constitute the Municipalities and Town councils in the state with 33 per cent reservation for women. The galand government announced this, citing the court order. The court decision follows protests by the ga civil society which oppose reservation for women saying it would infringe on ga customary laws and tradition protected by the Indian constitution. The court also asked the galand government to ensure that the elections were held freely and fairly. The Urban Local Bodies elections are scheduled on Wednesday.(IANS)