This article was written by Namrata Langade, a student of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune.


The Women’s Reservation Bill 2008 was a proposed established change to hold 33% seats in Lok Sabha (bring down place of parliament) and additionally all state Legislative Assemblies. It was passed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010. The bill was never put for vote in the Lok Sabha because of restriction from some political gatherings because of different reasons, and was slipped by after the disintegration of the Lok Sabha in 2014. There is news that the BJP government is thinking about re-presentation of that bill, thus this is the correct time to put my resistance to the Women’s Reservation Bill on record.

I am not against the Women’s Reservation Bill but rather I don’t bolster the possibility of reservation Policy not for this situation but rather in every one of the issues. Reservations of any kind are bothersome. Today we require extremely some youthful pioneers in our legislative issues which have new methodology and view towards the issues winning in our nation particularly identified with the women’s. After the effective Implementation of this Bill number of ladies MPs and MLAs will increment definitely yet it isn’t ensured that we got reasonable applicants.


There are several reasons why I oppose the bill, and the most important ones are listed below.

  1. Denied opportunity – If a voting public is held for ladies, all men from that body electorate lose the chance to speak to it. It must be recalled that the privilege for any resident to challenge in races is essential in a majority rule government that treats is subjects similarly, and denying somebody that open door based on their sexual orientation is grave bad form and an unmistakable instance of sex segregation.
  2. Lack of decision – If a lion’s share of voters trust a man and need him to be their delegate, they would in any case not have the capacity to choose him if their body electorate is held for ladies. This is an immediate ambush on the vote based privileges of the voters in that voting public to pick their very own agent.
  3. Reduced nature of majority rule government – In a delegate vote based system like our own, the main decision voters have is in choosing their agent. On the off chance that 33% of bodies electorate is denied even this decision, at that point it will influence the nature of our popular government itself. The laws that such a parliament (or gathering) makes won’t mirror the genuine wishes of the general population.
  4. Wrong message being passed on – By saying that just ladies will do what is useful for ladies, we give a wrong impression that chose delegates will consider the great just for their own sexual orientation/position/religion. In the event that that is the situation, at that point in a nation like our own with various networks, we should have delegates from every one of them. This will influence the confidence of individuals in agent majority rule government and will debilitate our political framework. The message ought to plainly be that a chose delegate will speak to his or her whole body electorate, including the individuals who casted a ballot against them.
  5. Unsound fundamental supposition – It makes a wrong suspicion that there are less ladies in parliament since they are denied opportunity. Imagine a scenario where they are not there in light of the fact that they would prefer not to be there. Imagine a scenario in which it is on the grounds that their family doesn’t need them to be there, and they would in any case not need them there regardless of whether the seat in their voting public is saved. Imagine a scenario in which they are not as eager as their male partners, or are not willing or ready to invest as much energy with voters or in the general population circle. To acquire reservation as an answer without understanding the underlying driver of the ‘issue’ will just exacerbate it.
  6. At present the booking for SC and ST classifications in Lok Sabha and State congregations records to 22%. On the off chance that this bill is passed, the aggregate reservation will be 55%. This will diminish the odds for general classification competitors. This bill benefits the ladies of world class bunches more than the ladies of poor financial and social foundation.
  7. Reservation for lower ranks was additionally begun with the guarantee of abrogating it in 15 years. Be that as it may, it is as yet proceeding. In this way, there is no assurance that the ladies’ reservation in parliament will stop following 15 years.


These new ladies who come to power will incorporate close kinfolk of a portion of the men who were denied opportunity, and will be insignificant manikins in the hands of those men. What will be the effect of having such ladies speak to every one of the ladies (and men) in that voting demographic? There will likewise be other people who, with their political associations or cash power can get a gathering ticket and stand a superior possibility on the grounds that the meriting applicants (and subsequently the vote based system itself) have been vanquished even before the decision. With such a large number of undeserving and inadequate ladies along these lines finding their way to the Lok Sabha, it will result in a general scorn for ladies lawmakers, that will influence even those ladies who made it there through diligent work and capacity.

In this manner, the women’s reservation bill isn’t probably going to profit either ladies, or our nation. At most, it will be another variable (like standing, religion or dialect) in the condition that political gatherings should adjust to boost their odds in a race. At time when we are endeavoring to free our political framework from the grip of these tight contemplations and fortify our vote based system, the Women’s Reservation Bill is unmistakably a stage in reverse.

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