Understand the protest against the sanitary pad tax in Nepal.

Understand the protest against the sanitary pad tax in Nepal. » Meroshare

Throughout the summer, groups of women demonstrate in Maitighar Mandala in Kathmandu on balmy afternoons almost every day. Almost all of them have their pants painted brilliant crimson with red paint and are lying down on the ground. “DonR17;t impose a tax on my period,” “think more than blood money,” and “period is taxing in and of itself” are among the signs held by the women and a few males. They are protesting the increase in the country’s sanitary pad tax.

The government declared that it would execute the bill after the House of Representatives adopted a new bill to amend the annual Nepal budget plan for 2021/22. The price of sanitary pads in the market jumped after the budget was approved, causing a stir on social media and across the country.

They argue that sanitary pads should not be considered luxury item


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