Kavitha on hunger strike for Women’s Reservation Bill: history, politics behind long-pending law thumbnail
Kavitha on hunger strike for Women’s Reservation Bill: history, politics behind long-pending law
indianexpress.com
The Bill was introduced in 1996 demanding passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill (WRB). The Bill  will reserve one-third of the total number of seats in state Assemblies and Parliament for women The WRB was passed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010 but the Lok Sabha never voted on it. The Bill has since la
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  • The Bill was introduced in 1996
  • demanding passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill (WRB). The Bill  will reserve one-third of the total number of seats in state Assemblies and Parliament for women
  • The WRB was passed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010 but the Lok Sabha never voted on it. The Bill has since lapseed
  • It is seen as a logical extension of the 72nd and 73rd constitutional amendments (1992,1993), which reserved one third of all seats and chairperson posts for women in rural and urban local governments
  • Currently, just 14 per cent of Lok Sabha MPs are women (78 in total)

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