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Women Reservation Bill

NFIW demands immediate passage of Women's Reservation Bill

National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) members also protested outside Parliament and were later detained by police, the organisation said in a statement. 

Jan 08, 2019, 00:31 AM IST

Congress backs women's quota bill but has just 7 women in Congress Working Committee

The seven women constitute just 15 per cent of the CWC list.

Jul 18, 2018, 07:01 AM IST

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad responds to Rahul Gandhi’s letter to PM Narendra Modi, offers ‘new deal’ to help women

As part of this new deal, we should approve, in both Houses of Parliament, the Women Reservation Bill, the law prohibiting Triple Talaq and imposing penal consequence on those who violate the law, and the law prohibiting Nikah Halala, writes Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Jul 17, 2018, 18:17 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi launches signature campaign for 33 percent reservation for women

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday launched a signature campaign for 33 percent of seats in Assembly and Parliamentary elections for women.

May 21, 2017, 15:47 PM IST

Give us our due - Women Reservation Bill: Sonia Gandhi to government on International Women's Day

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday used the occasion of the International Women's Day to seek early passage of the "long-awaited" Women Reservation Bill, asking the government to "give us women our legitimate due".

Mar 08, 2016, 14:42 PM IST

LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan bats for Women Reservation Bill

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday said she would do her best to pass the Women Reservation Bill in Parliament in her tenure.

Nov 29, 2014, 20:41 PM IST

Sumitra Mahajan bats for Women Reservation Bill

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday said she would do her best to pass the Women Reservation Bill in Parliament in her tenure.

Nov 29, 2014, 20:24 PM IST

Women whistle in protest against Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav faced the ire of a number of women protesters who held a demonstration outside his house.

Dec 16, 2013, 13:36 PM IST

Rajya Sabha calls for passing of Women Reservation Bill

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari dispensed with the Question Hour and allowed members to make brief statements on the occasion of International Women`s Day.

Mar 08, 2013, 15:28 PM IST

Can consider supporting Women Reservation Bill: Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party supremo, said his party could consider supporting Women Bill if Dalits, Muslims and backward class were also taken care of.

Nov 09, 2012, 15:35 PM IST

Women Reservation Bill to cater to affluent class: Mulayam

SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav expressed scepticism over the long pending Women Reservation Bill.

Nov 08, 2012, 19:04 PM IST

Govt working on Women Reservation Bill: Prez Patil

Pratibha Patil on Saturday said the government was coordinating with
all political parties to pave way for Women Reservation Bill,
pending for consensus in Lok Sabha for over a year.

Jul 30, 2011, 19:26 PM IST

Women`s reservation bill on Cong agenda: Kumar

Minister of State for Parliamentary
Affairs Ashwani Kumar asserted that the Congress is
strongly pursuing the women`s reservation bill, but said he is
not sure whether the bill is on the agenda of the forthcoming
monsoon session.

Jun 12, 2011, 00:33 AM IST

Kamat`s sexist remarks draw flak from women`s rights groups

Goa CM Digambar Kamat`s sexist remarks about women joining politics and his public appeal to women asking them to desist from taking up the "33 percent reservation" bait, Sunday invited criticism from the women`s rights lobby.

May 23, 2010, 15:20 PM IST

Don`t foresee problem in passage of Women Bill in LS: Pawar

Reiterating his support to the
Women`s Reservation Bill, Union Agriculture Minister and NCP
president Sharad Pawar on Saturday expressed confidence that it
would be passed in the Lok Sabha during the current Budget

Mar 13, 2010, 21:49 PM IST

‘Women quota bill a conspiracy against Muslims, Dalits’

Slamming the Women`s Reservation Bill as a "dangerous" one, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday alleged that it was a conspiracy to prevent Muslims, backwards and dalits from entering Parliament and state assemblies.

Mar 07, 2010, 16:04 PM IST

PM confident of women`s quota bill passage

PM Manmohan Singh said that he was confident that the Women`s Reservation Bill will be passed.

Mar 06, 2010, 16:25 PM IST

Govt to bring women reservation bill shortly: Sangma

Union Minister of State for Rural
Development Agatha Sangma on Tuesday said the Centre would shortly
bring women reservation bill in Parliament.

Feb 16, 2010, 19:02 PM IST

UPA not committed to women reservation bill: Brinda

CPI(M) politburo member
Brinda Karat on Tuesday alleged that the UPA government at the
Centre has `no political commitment` to pass the Women
Reservation Bill.

Sep 15, 2009, 22:44 PM IST

Govt moots 50% quota for women in panchayats

The Union Cabinet today decided to reserve 50 percent of the seats in all rural panchayats for women.

Aug 27, 2009, 22:31 PM IST