People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Vol. XXX

No. 22

May 28, 2006

'Enact Women's Reservation Bill'

Memorandum Submitted To PM


A DELEGATION of representatives from women's organisations met the prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh on May 19, 2006 to demand that the Women's Reservation Bill should be enacted immediately. They submitted a memorandum on this issue.


The prime minister assured the delegation that he would do his best to move the legislation forward in the next session of parliament, and would convene a meeting of the coalition partners to discuss the matter. Women's organisations have called for a widespread movement across the country, culminating in a big march in Delhi during the next session of parliament to ensure that the promise made by the UPA government in the CMP is fulfilled.


The delegation which met the prime minister comprised Brinda Karat, Sudha Sundararaman (AIDWA), Mohini Giri (Guild Of Service), Jyotsna Chatterjee (JWP), Aparna Basu (AIWO), Sarojini (SAMA), Annie Raja (NFIW), Balu Sarin (FORCES), Subhadra Gupta (YWCA), Mary John (CWDS) and Sughra Mehndi (MWF)