Mallika Dua’s Hilarious Take On Menstrual Tax Will Make You ‘Snap’
- IWB Post
- April 19, 2017
Amidst all the offenses we’ve taken from Snapchat, about half of its Indian users have already uninstalled the app.
But, for me, since I started following Mallika Dua, I’ve been kinda curious about the app, and especially the filter that stretches your face. Now, the comedian will probably call me, “Phulki saali,” or sing, “Hotho pe aise balloons tu phula ke chali aayi…”
Well, but my adoration for Mallika Dua doesn’t end here. I especially love how she’s always speaking about important issues through her project #MakeupDidi.
Mallika recently shared her views on Instagram about why sanitary napkins should be tax-free.
Here are some excerpts from her hilarious take on the issue.
She said, “Matlab ye to wahi baat ho gayi ki main tujhe chappal maaru, tera khoon nikle, tu mujhe 10 rs de.”
“Koi aquaguard thodi hai ki bhaiya har mahine tanki fill kar do.”
“Mr. Jaitley, I just wanna say u that it’s not a blood subscription.”
Watch the entire video, here:
#LahuKaLagaan ☝🏼Currently Sanitary napkins fall under Schedule C (5.5%) of the Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act. The Delhi Government has recently announced a reduction in tax from 12.5% to 5% on SN packs costing more than Rs.20. ☝🏼Out of the 497 million women who constitute India’s population, only 12% of women use sanitary napkins. The remaining 88% of Indian women resort to hand crafted alternatives like: old fabric, rags, sand, ash, wood shavings, newspapers, dried leaves, hay and plastic. ☝🏼Inadequate menstrual protection makes adolescent girls (age group 12-18 years) miss 5 days of school in a month (50 days a year). Around 23% of these girls actually drop out of school after they started menstruating. Tweet to Mr. Jaitly using #LahuKaLagan and let’s hope better sense prevails for there will (always 🙈) be blood 🙈
12.7k Likes, 636 Comments – Mallika Dua (@mallikadua) on Instagram: “#LahuKaLagaan ☝🏼Currently Sanitary napkins fall under Schedule C (5.5%) of the Maharashtra Value…”
About a month ago, MP Sushmita Dev started a petition here, “Women are being taxed 12 months a year, for about 39 years on a process they have no control over. How is that fair?”
Will Mallika Dua’s message ring a bell with Arun Jaitley? Let’s wait and watch.