The government has planned to take portable toilets for women in all rallies and events. This decision is taken considering the Lok sabha elections to be held next year, 2024.
Women and Child Welfare Minister Aditi Tatkare has responded to a social group pushing for #HerRightToPee started by activist Tirtha Samant through her Change.Org petition.
Before providing authorization for political rallies or events that draw large audiences, including many women, they would be requested to ensure the availability of clean, portable toilets for women. These should be well maintained so that the women don’t face any problems.
The petition, which has over 2,000 signatures, has also urged the heads of all political parties women’s wings, including the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress, Shiv Sena, Shiv Sena-UBT, Nationalist Congress Party factions, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, and others, to provide portable public toilets for women during political events, particularly the upcoming parliament and assembly elections.