By 26th of November 2009, it will be 60 (Sixty) years since we enacted The Constitution of India. What has changed during these 60 years that calls the immediate necessity of “EMPOWERING” women NOW than that of early forties? Even the prominent women leaders who were in the Constituent Assembly like Sarojini Naidu, Hansa Mehta, Durgabai Deshmukh, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur etc did not find the need of special consideration for women during those days!
I believe the Women Reservation Bill is absolutely against The Constitution of India and will clearly violate Article 325 of the same. For your kind perusal I’m pasting it here
“There shall be one general electoral roll for every
territorial constituency for election to either House of
Parliament or to the House or either House of the
Legislature of a State and no person shall be ineligible
for inclusion in any such roll or claim to be included
in any special electoral roll for any such constituency
on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex or any of
This Bill will directly take away the basic right of a MALE candidate to contest in elections. More over, this is 100% against the fundamental concept of Democracy where the choice of people is in jeopardy.
13(2) The State shall not make any law which takes away
or abridges the rights conferred by this Part and any law
made in contravention of this clause shall, to the extent of
the contravention, be void.
1[(4) Nothing in this article shall apply to any
amendment of this Constitution made under article 368.]
Based on this, Constitution (Seventy-fourth Amendment) Act, 1992 also took away the fundamental right to equality of a Male candidate to contest in election, and is going to repeat in the Women Reservation Bill as well.