Women's Reservation Bill gets President's assent, becomes law

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS): President Droupadi Murmu has given her assent to the Women's Reservation Bill, a week after it was passed by both Houses of Parliament, thus making it a law.

The bill was passed in Parliament on September 21.

The new law provides 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

Vice president and Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday signed the women's reservation bill before it was presented to President Murmu for her assent.

The Constitution amendment bill was passed by the Lok Sabha with near unanimity and the Rajya Sabha with unanimity during a special session of Parliament earlier this month.

The new law may however be implemented by 2029 as it entails completion of decadal census exercise and delimitation of seats.

The opposition led by Congress has sought its immediate implementation.



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  • Ignatius, Dubai

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Give priority basis of.merit and on gender

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  • Saravanabhavaan, Murukaveri

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Most of the temples Women and Dalits are not allowed to enter or pray in front of Gerba Gudi- Sanctorum from ages till now.

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  • Anil, MP

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    In a country, where women is termed as unclean during her menstruation & not allowed to enter temples, mosque, kitchen, not allowed to touch religious books, need to sleep separate..... Still we believe reservation will benefit them.... What a fools we are??????

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  • Ashwin Perla, Kudla

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Equality in representation is a bad idea, equality in opportunity is the right idea

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Agreed with you Ashwin. That's why I am not for those reservation as SC/ST constituency or for women or minorities. If there is reservation, then that should be reserved within the party that party should give that representation when they allot tickets to contest the elections. The reservation of a constituency is injustice for the voters as all in the constituency are not SC/ST, women or minority.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    sorry to say...our presidents right from independence are just rubber stamps

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Another reservation to extend family fiefdom in politics. Now daughters, daughters-in-law and mothers of family owned parties also can visit the brand new parliament.

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    Signs already there that this would be another Jumla, come 2029. I can bet with anyone that this would be never implemented in practice by BJP because women are forbidden from the RSS to have any representation. If BJP is honest, why 2029, why not now?

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    After 2014 the difference between humans and machine has narrowed considerably like the EVMs, CBI, ED, IT, NIA and the president.

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  • RK, Mangalore . Surathkal

    Sat, Sep 30 2023

    After 2014 many humans started getting pain in their back and many humans changed their names also

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