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Most parties back better reservation for women in legislatures, but few want to field them in assembly elections

A gender audit of Indian politics suggests that political parties are hesitant to address questions of representation unless confronted by the law. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 10, 2023 10:51 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Passing of the quota bill suggests government's commitment to women

While the earlier ill-thought-out attempts to bring women’s reservation failed, PM Modi has set the tone for women's representation in both letter and spirit

Lucknow: Women celebrate after the introduction of the Women's Reservation Bill, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (PTI)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 02:55 PM IST

SC gives Nagaland Nov 10 deadline for 33% women quota in local body elections

Nagaland assured the Supreme Court that the law giving women 33% quota in municipal elections will be passed by the assembly before the next date of hearing, November 10

A view of Supreme Court in New Delhi (HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 10:14 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Smriti Kalra on Women's Reservation Bill: This marks a shift in the era

Actor Smriti Kalra shares her experience of visiting the new parliament and Rajya Sabha to celebrate the passing of Women's Reservation Bill

Smriti Kalra met minister Anurag Thakur during her visit to Delhi.
Published on Sep 26, 2023 12:02 PM IST

Quota for women a reality as historic bill clears Parliament

The bill will now require President Droupadi Murmu’s signature and at least 50% of the states to approve the amendment to the Constitution

MPs in the Rajya Sabha following the voting on Women's Reservation Bill during the Special Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI Photo/SansadTV)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 12:43 AM IST
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