The International Women’s Day is a reminder about scanty presence of women in parliament and legislatures. Yet leaders have shown no urgency to pass the women’s reservation bill.
Aasha Khosa | March 8, 2017 | New Delhi
The inherent misogyny and patriarchy in the political class has prevented Indian women from getting a fair share in running the parliament and legislative assemblies in the largest democracy of the world. These attitudes are best illustrated by the way male-dominated parties have scuttled the Women’s Reservation Bill that envisages 33 percent reservation for women in parliament and legislatures.
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