The government’s new GST law, if implemented, will cost the country an estimated $3.4 trillion over the next 10 years.
The Goods and Services Tax, or GST, has also caused some of India’s most volatile political and social issues to become less of a national issue.
But while many people, especially women, have come out in support of the law, some of them have faced criticism for using their gender to get ahead.
At least 14 women have come forward to tell Recode about how they’ve been attacked, harassed and harassed for using the gender-neutral hashtag #GSPN.
Some have also complained of unfair treatment from the government and the media.
The hashtag is trending in India.
In response to this growing backlash, several female lawmakers have proposed a bill that would require women to show ID to shop in stores and to have their names written on the front of their bills.
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In December 2017, an Indian college student was assaulted by a man for not wearing a veil while at a marketplace in New Delhi.
A similar incident happened in February 2018, when a woman at a Delhi market was attacked by a mob for wearing a headscarf.
In March 2018, an elderly man at a market in New Kailash was attacked for wearing his hair short.
And last week, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a woman who was wearing a hijab was assaulted and beaten up by a group of men for wearing the veil.
Many of these incidents are the result of the lack of clarity on the gender neutrality provisions of the GST law.
In the first half of 2018, the Indian government passed a new law that included gender neutrality for the purpose of taxation, with a section on the GST that explicitly said that the “purpose of GST shall be to discourage the acquisition of goods or services by men and to encourage the sale of goods and services by women.”
The bill was introduced in Parliament in May 2018, but there was no mention of gender neutrality.
This was a clear violation of the new law, according to the International Women’s Day Foundation, which published a report on the new gender neutrality law.
“The bill violates the right of women to equal protection under the law and also its obligation to ensure equal access to goods and to provide equal access for women in the marketplace,” said Karim Khan, the president of the foundation.
The new gender-based equality clause, he said, is “yet another step backwards in India’s progress toward equality.”
While the new GST bill was in effect, some people started making the gender neutral hashtag #GirlGhose, which was trending in the country.
This hashtag, which has more than 100,000 followers, is not about gender but about “the exclusion of women from the political arena,” said Saranya Saini, a writer and social media activist.
GST law will lead to more harassment and violence, she said.
It will also hurt our children and their future.
A year ago, a group from the National Commission for Women (NCW) wrote to the Indian parliament asking for an amendment to the GST bill that could make it gender neutral.
A bill was later passed in parliament, but this amendment did not include gender neutrality and was not included in the law.
The NCW wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to change the law to include gender equality.
The prime minister, in response, called for an urgent meeting with all stakeholders to discuss the proposed amendment to make the gender inclusive provision of the bill gender neutral and gender neutral for all goods and the inclusion of gender neutral provisions in all other parts of the Goods and Service Tax Act.
When the new #GSCBill was being debated in parliament in March 2018 for the first time, the debate was focused on whether the GST should be gender neutral or not.
The bill is currently being debated again in the lower house of parliament.
But in a letter to the prime minister and the finance minister, the National Women’s Commission argued that the gender exclusion clause should be inclusive and gender inclusive for all people, including women.
We believe that the government should ensure that the Gender Neutral Goods and services Tax is gender inclusive, the letter