Demand for passage of women’s reservation bill

It is the responsibility of the government to pass this bill during next session of parliament, said an activist

GN Bureau | October 27, 2017


#Nitin Gadkari   #Ram Nath Kovind   #Sushma Swaraj   #parliament   #reservation bill   #women   #Suresh Prabhu  


Women’s groups have sought the passage of the women’s reservation bill in the winter session of parliament.

According to The National Alliance for Women’s Reservation Bill, a network of more than 1,600 women’s organisations, the government has the majority in the lower house of parliament, which is enough to fulfill BJP’s political manifesto promise and pass the long-pending Women’s Reservation Bill. 
 
Meetings have been held with, among others, president Ram Nath Kovind and union ministers Sushma Swaraj, Suresh Prabhu, Prakash Javadekar, Nitin Gadkari and Rajen Gohain.
 
Several state-level programmes were also being organized in Haryana, Bihar, UP, and Jharkhand with elected women representatives and state authorities to ensure support for the speedy passage of Women Reservation Bill. Programmes like national-level letter campaign to galvanise 3,000 panchayat heads across India have been held to seek appointment from PMO.
 
“We demand the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in the winter session of parliament. It is the responsibility of government to pass this bill during next session of parliament and to fulfill the promise madein their election manifesto,” says Ranjana Kumari, director, Centre for Social Research. 
 
Studies show that India stands at a pitiable 103rd place out of 140 countries in terms of women in parliament and state assemblies. Although several countries of the world are witnessing an increase in the number of women in politics, India continues to lag behind with a dismal representation of women in Parliament and State assemblies.
 
According to the alliance, women’s participation in politics is a human right and the cornerstone of women’s equal citizenship. It is also essential for achieving genuine and effective democratic governance. 
 

Comments

 

Other News

Exclusive Breastfeeding? Yes. Effective Breastfeeding? No. What to do?

Our hearts almost skipped a beat when we heard community health officer (CHO) Dr. Sandeep Kakuste’s success story with baby Pinki Lakhan Patil, who was born underweight in a brick kiln. Pinki weighed 1.7 kg at birth. As she was on exclusive breastfeed she could not have gained weight by any other met

Places of Worship Act: Time for a second look?

A videography survey in the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi this month, along with a similar survey in the mosque in Mathura permitted by a court, has brought the Places of Worship Act under focus after a gap of three decades. In 1991, at the peak of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, the PV Narasimh

Gujarat is key if India is to become $5 trillion economy

The Government of Gujarat had set up a task force committee in February 2022 under the chairmanship of Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, former union finance secretary, to work out a strategy for the state to contribute in making India a USD 5 trillion economy, as per the vision of the prime minister. In three months, th

Why is Lanka in flames: the making of a crisis

This time it was not Lord Hanuman, but the poor decision-making of the political leaders combined with several global economic factors that set Sri Lanka in flames. A state of emergency was declared in Sri Lanka. This month, after the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka resigned from his post, the

Growing Up as a Multilinguist

Being and Becoming Multilingual: Some Narratives Edited by Rajesh Sachdeva and Rama Kant Agnihotri

Mumbai civil body refutes allegations of scam in tenement scheme

The BrihanMumbai municipal corporation (BMC) has rejected the Congress accusations of financial irregularities worth Rs 8,000 crore—9,000 croe in awarding contracts for getting project-affected people (PAP) tenements on private land.    BMC has said that it implements vital p

Visionary Talk: Arvind Sawant, Member of Parliament with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter