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WOMEN RESERVATION BILL: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

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WOMEN RESERVATION BILL: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

The Union Cabinet cleared the Women’s Reservation Bill. It is tabled as the 108th Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2023.

What are the basic provisions of this bill?

Seeks to provide a 33% quota to women in Parliament and State Legislatures. As per reports, the reservation will be extended for a period of 15 years.

Is this bill being tabled for the first time?

The Bill, stuck for 27 years, is likely to be tabled in the ongoing special session of the Parliament in the coming days.

THE TIMELINE

WHY THE BILL HAS NOT BEEN PASSED YET?

  • Political Differences among Coalition Members & at times amongst the members of the same political party.
  • Less Women parliamentarians in itself became a reason for this bill to get stranded.
  • Lack of political will.
  • Patriarchal Mindset.

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