Meet the women who oversaw Naga elections

By Aheli Moitra

A woman with a sling bag across her shoulder, paan across her teeth, stood beside the voters’ queue. Seeing the presence of election observers, she approached them and said, “Please write that election here has been peaceful.” Her hands swayed inward out to stress on how peaceful the polls at the station she was monitoring has been. Thousands of women were mobilised from Naga communities throughout the State to oversee election malpractices by candidates of election to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly. But are they to blame for an election that depends on malpractices?

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