Women's Reservation Bill
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Women's Reservation Bill or the The Constitution (108th Amendment) Bill, is a pending bill in India which proposes to amend the Constitution of India to reserve 33 per cent of all seats in the Lower house of Parliament of India, the Lok Sabha, and in all state legislative assemblies for women. The seats to be reserved in rotation will be determined by draw of lots in such a way that a seat shall be reserved only once in three consecutive general elections.
There is a long-term plan to extend this reservation to parliament and legislative assemblies. In addition, women in India get reservation or preferential treatments in education in rare cases. Its opposers consider this preferential treatment of women in India as discrimination against them in admissions to schools, colleges, and universities. A segment of feminists in India are strongly in favor of providing preferential precedence to women in order to create a level playing field for all of its citizens.
- there will be more women participation in politics and society.
- Reservation for women is expected to increase opportunity for women.
Women will avail 33% reservation thus after this bill is passed political, social and economical condition of women is expected to improve drastically as a result.
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