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What actually Women reservation bill in India mean?

Women reservation bill

According to me what matter is that women should have their rights to a seat in parliament if they want to exercise their rights no one should bar them. It should be their call to exercise their right, the constitution provides them. There shouldn't be any restriction for women to exercise their rights to stand-in elections.



Another aspect to view the bill is to see whether the women who have given the authority, have taken this advantage for the empowerment of women or not?

Have we ever pondered over, do women really help other women when they are in power? 

Did women advance by as we expect with women empowering other women? 

Let's take an example in Tamil Nadu where Jayalalitha was in charge? 

Has Mayawati been good for the women of UP? 

And if it was simply a question of gender then why did Indian women not advance dramatically from 1967 to 1984 when Indira Gandhi was in charge (except for the brief Janata interregnum)? Contrast how much women advanced in India during the period when the country was run by a woman with the strides made by American women during exactly the same period and you will see that the progress of women in society is entirely unrelated to the gender profile of Parliament.

I’ve heard many debates on this issue over the last decade and yet could found nothing which could compel me to change my mind. In fact, the only notable development in the last few years is that a number of successful, well-educated and otherwise liberated women have come out against the Bill on the grounds that it ghettoizes women, forcing them to stand for election against each other.

The debate is on!
A healthy debate is always welcome !!!

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