Women’s Day…. and the 33% reservation

I was thinking of posting a new article on my blog over the weekend and i had to choose the topic. I had plenty to write on the women as there was lots of news on the tele as the government was planning to present a bill for women. The government was planning to pass the bill on March 8th as it was the International day for women. So i asked my best friend (Google) for some info to start my article.Well there are some interesting facts about this day. International Women’s Day (IWD) was first run in 1911. It was first honored in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on the 19th March 1911. And now after a century it is declared a national holiday in countries like China, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Let us all wish the women all the best. [At least the remaining 364 days are for men.;-) Just kidding] ****** Happy Women’s Day.*******

In the wake of the women’s day the Indian Govt has decided to pass the women’s bill on march 8th as a gift to the women of India. This was first introduced to the parliament on 12th September 1996. Since it then it has been waiting for approval due to political consensus. This bill would give a 33.3 percent seats in the Indian Parliament and state legislature. This bill was opposed so many times due to fears that the male leaders would not get a chance to contest in the elections. Currently in India there is only 11 percent of women in the parliament. This number will now rise above 33 percent. It is really happy to see the bill passed but, are our women aspirants trained to handle politics and manage them in a manger that maters to the nation?? I mean, how many out of those 33 percent would be any better than our existing male politicians??. Let’s all play the time game to see if it really works!!

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