Lahu Ka Lagaan: Arjun Kapoor’s sister Anshula requests govt to make sanitary napkins tax-free

Expressing her support to a recent campaign on Twitter with a hashtag #LahuKaLagaan, Arjun Kapoor’s sister Anshula urges govt to make sanitary napkins tax free.
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India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi 19 Apr 2017, 01:27 PM

Expressing her support to a recent campaign on Twitter with a hashtag #LahuKaLagaan, Arjun Kapoor’s sister Anshula urges govt to make sanitary napkins tax free. 

According to her, sanitary napkins are a necessity and not a luxury. 

For the unversed, #LahuKaLagaan campaign is an initiative by SheSays NGO, urging the Finance Minister to exempt the tax completely.

Anshula tweeted, ".@arunjaitley pls make sanitary napkins tax-free under GST - they should be classified as an essential item & not a luxury! #LahuKaLagaan"

Artists and social media influencers like Mallika Dua, Kenny Sebastian, Kanan Gill, Sorabh Pant and others also extended their support to the campaign and expressed their views on Twitter.

Mallika tweeted, "@arunjaitley 88% of Indian women use rags, sand, ash, wood shavings,hay instead of sanitary pads. Tax for this?!#LahukaLagaan @SheSaysIndia"

"27% of the WORLDS cervical cancer deaths occur in India. Please @arunjaitley remove tax on sanitary napkins.@SheSaysIndia#LahuKaLagaan," tweeted Kenny.

27% of the WORLDS cervical cancer deaths occur in India. 

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Sahil Shah wrote, "#lahukalagaan leads to less menstrual protection and many adolescent girls miss 5 days of school in a month. @arunjaitley let's change this?"

#lahukalagaan leads to less menstrual protection and many adolescent girls miss 5 days of school in a month. @arunjaitley let's change this?

Kanan wrote, "Friends, sanitary napkins should be free under GST, plz tweet to @arunjaitley and make ur voice heard #LahuKaLagaan @SheSaysIndia"

Friends, sanitary napkins should be free under GST, plz tweet to @arunjaitley and make ur voice heard #LahuKaLagaan @SheSaysIndia

Adding, "Infections 70% more common among women who don't use hygienic materials during menstruation. Old 500/1000 notes not ideal for heavy flow"

Friends, sanitary napkins should be free under GST, plz tweet to @arunjaitley and make ur voice heard #LahuKaLagaan @SheSaysIndia

@arunjaitley @SheSaysIndia Infections 70% more common among women who don't use hygienic materials during menstruation. Old 500/1000 notes not ideal for heavy flow

On a related note, while the Delhi government has reduced the tax on sanitary napkins from earlier 12.5 percent to five percent, in March, the tax on sanitary napkins is still 14 percent under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system in other states.

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