Who among the following is known for making the first demand for franchise for women in India?

Answer: [C] Margaret E. Cousins

Margaret E. Cousins was born in 1878 in Ireland, and came to India in 1915 and since then made India her home. She organized many institutions like the Madras Seva Sadan and Children’s Aid Society. She organized a women’s deputation to Mr. E.S. Montagu, Secretary of State for India, at Madras, which made the first demand for franchise for women in India. At the initiative of margaret cousins, the all india women’s conference was founded in 1927. It’s brought together women of different regions, religions and caste. Among the pioneers who shaped the organization were Sarojini Naidu, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Muthulaxmi Reddi, Laxmi , Hansa Mehta And Vijay Laxmi Pandit.

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