The slogan “Hurray Menstruation” reverberated across Marine Drive as hundreds turned up to participate in the “Aarpo Aarthavam” campaign that got under way here on Saturday. A rally attended by people from various walks of life marked the continuing agitation against efforts to portray menstruation as impure. Discussions on “Menstruation, Belief and Constitution” and “Menstruation-Society-Experience” were held after the inaugural session. Indira Jaising, noted Supreme Court lawyer, will address an open discussion on “Sabarimala: Supreme Court verdict and subsequent Kerala High Court verdict” in the morning. Sessions on “Aarthava Campus” and “The relevance of Renaissance and the need to ban the practice of untouchability in the name of menstruation” will also be held on the occasion.
Source: The Hindu January 12, 2019 18:33 UTC