Asha Kumari form Chandrapura, Bokaro district called to inform the listeners of JMR about anomalies in Panchayat offices. She expressed her personal experiences of gender bias in the region she belongs where women mukhiya of panchayats face discrimination from their own husbands, who replace them in the panchayat offices. Women are not allowed to deal with panchayat office procedures and meetings as their husbands are not much liberal towards their participation in rural politics.

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