Monthly Archives: April 2010

Ensuring Women’s Representation in Parliament and State Legislatures

The proposal to reserve one-third of the seats in Parliament and the state Assemblies for women has passed in the Rajya Sabha, but has stalled in the Lok Sabha. The opponents of the Bill want ‘quotas within quotas’. But this is a polite way of opposing the Bill. The men are worried about having a smaller number of seats to… Read more »