Monday, May 05, 2008

Possible rowdy scenes over women's bill

The Union Cabinet has decided to table Women's Reservation Bill in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Apparently to help get the bill through, the government may agree to reduce the 33 per cent quota for women to a lower (20 or 25 per cent), but only if it is absolutely necessary. This 12 year old draft legislation has run into rowdy scenes previously. At least two attempts to introduce the Bill in the Lok Sabha during the late 1990’s have seen unruly scenes.

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