(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
July 10, 2011
AIDWA Asks: How Long Would Betrayal Continue?
a statement issued from
The AIDWA has termed as anti-democratic the lack of political displayed by the UPA-2 government on the issue. The latest round of assembly elections, in which less than 10 per cent women were elected to the state legislatures, proves that the bill is essential for women to have adequate representation in the topmost decision making bodies.
The organisation has stressed that it is high time these repeated charades are stopped. It has demanded that the UPA-2 regime must fulfil its promise made to the women of this country, and introduce the bill in the Lok Sabha as it is, to facilitate its passage. Members of the house who disagree may surely be given a chance to put their views across, be allowed to press for amendments, or be allowed to even walk out, if they wish. This would be the proper, democratic course of action, the AIDWA said.