Gavel: That a third of the seats would be reserved for women doesn’t mean a break-down of the law and order in the state

In the case Rosemary Dzuvichu y Abeiu Meru vs. Estado de Nagaland y Otros, WP(C) 147 K 2011 the Court rejected the contention that if elections were held and one third of the seats were reserved for women, as directed by the Constitution, that there would be a break-down of the Law and Order in the State. (India, Gauhati High Court, High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, 2011-10-11)

Thedecision was taken by Judge:

  • A.K. Goswami

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