Protest over delay in passage of women quota bill

Protest over delay in passage of women quota bill
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National Federation of Indian Women NFIW national vicepresident Durga Bhavani along with other members organised a protest at Lenin Centre here on Tuesday, demanding that the BJPled NDA government approve the Women Reservation Bill which was pending since 1996

Vijayawada: National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) national vice-president Durga Bhavani along with other members organised a protest at Lenin Centre here on Tuesday, demanding that the BJP-led NDA government approve the Women Reservation Bill which was pending since 1996.

Addressing the media, Durga Bhavani said that the Women Reservation Bill to accord 33 percent reservation to women was pending in the Parliament for the approval from both the houses since 1996.

As the last and final Parliament session was underway, the members of NFIW demanded that the NDA government approve the Women Reservation Bill in both the houses of the Parliament and do justice to the women of the country.

She recalled that during the UPA government, the bill was partially approved by the Parliament. However, the bill was pending ever since the NDA came to power.

She said that after 72 years of Independence, still women in the country were suffering without freedom and asked the NDA government to approve the women bill and do justice.

NFIW state leaders Durgamba, Bharathi and others participated in the protest.

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