Activists of a Left students union in Kerala on Wednesday posted sanitary napkins to union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as a mark of protest for imposing GST on women’s hygiene product. Students Federation of India (SFI), the students outfit of ruling CPI(M) sent the napkins with the slogan ‘Bleed without fear, Bleed without tax’ written on them.
The hygiene products were sent as part of a protest programme organised by the outfit in various college campuses across the state against the taxation on sanitary pads. SFI central committee member Khadeejath Suhaila inaugurated the protest event here.
Various state and district level leaders took part in the protest organised in other parts of the state. Sanitary napkins will attract Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate of 12 per cent, a shade lower than 13.7 per cent in the previous indirect tax regime.