Women reser­va­tion in par­lia­ment

The Sunday Guardian - - & Comment Analysis - Arvind Na­gar Via Web

of talks are prov­ing to be ex­pen­sive for all Kash­miris. Talks and talks are the only way out for Kash­miris to find a so­lu­tion to the prob­lem. The call for di­a­logue from the Cen­tre needs to be re­sponded to by all the stake­hold­ers and the sep­a­ratists. It is high time that they em­braced the peace agenda, as the Kash­miri so­ci­ety, the Mus­lim ma­jor­ity and the ex­iled Kash­miri Pan­dits, are all suf­fer­ing. Sir, Apro­pos of Ra­jin­dar Sachar’s In­crease strength of Lok Sabha to give women space in Par­lia­ment (1 Oc­to­ber), the pres­ence of just 61 women mem­bers in the Lok Sabha is ev­i­dence of the dis­crim­i­na­tion against women and male chau­vin­ism. This sit­u­a­tion needs im­me­di­ate at­ten­tion. It can only be fixed by pass­ing the Women’s Reser­va­tion Bill in Par­lia­ment on pri­or­ity ba­sis. The hue and

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