Game changer: Indian Parliament’s surprise move puts women on top
In an unprecedented show of unity, the Rajya Sabha, India’s revered upper house, overwhelmingly endorsed the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’ or ‘Women Reservation bill’. This groundbreaking decision saw a landslide approval with a staggering 214 members voting in favor, leaving the opposition speechless with zero votes against or abstentions.
Unwavering Support in Both Houses
Merely a day before, on September 20th, the lower house echoed the same sentiment. An astounding 454 members stood by the bill, with only two outliers from the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Asaduddin Owaisi and Imtiaz Jaleel, daring to oppose the transformative Women’s Reservation bill.
A Victory Decades in the Making
The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023, isn’t just another piece of legislation. It’s a beacon of hope and change, paving the way for women’s empowerment by ensuring 33% reservation in Lok Sabha and state assemblies, fulfilling a long-standing demand.
Prime Minister Modi Hails the Decision
On social media giant, X, PM Narendra Modi couldn’t contain his exhilaration. He radiated pride, considering it a pivotal juncture in India’s democratic odyssey. Modi was effusive in his gratitude towards the Rajya Sabha MPs, attributing the legislation as a fitting homage to the resilient women who have shaped the nation. He emphatically underlined that this wasn’t just a law, but a monumental step ensuring that the voices of Indian women reverberate even more potently.