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The other Bill

Are you against the Bill or for it? Well, the Constitution (109th Amendment Bill) isn’t likely to be introduced, let alone passed, in Parliament in a hurry. But yes, I’m against the bill.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2010 22:07 IST

Are you against the Bill or for it?

Well, the Constitution (109th Amendment Bill) isn’t likely to be introduced, let alone passed, in Parliament in a hurry. But yes, I’m against the bill.

You’re so outdated! To think that there are men like you in today’s day and age!

I’m not only talking about whether Indians are ready for it yet. My serious worry is that it may be misused.

But unless you give it a chance, how can we even move ahead. For crying out loud, this is the 21st century.

Then there’s the issue of seats.

You mean whether to keep the seats up or down?

Yes. I mean, in developed countries they at least conduct a referendum. Here, it’s being forced into being accepted by people who haven’t had even the time to think about it.

But you know that no one will ever come out openly against it. Not even Lalu and Mulayam will have the courage to say no, as they will fear sounding not rustic and rural-friendly enough.

Frankly, my hopes are up. If reserving parliamentary seats for women is on the verge of becoming real today, I see it being only a matter of time when, by law, all public places in India will have to provide one unisex toilet for each available one for men and for women.

Do say: What kind of scatological nonsense is this?!

Don’t say: You’ve come a long bidet, baby!