5 November, 1996
The Chairperson and Members
Parliamentary Select Committee for 79 Constitutional Amendment
Madam Chairperson and Members of the Select Committee
This memorandum is addressed to you by seven national women’s organizations to urge you to recommend passage of the Bill for one-third reservations for women in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies in the first week of the forthcoming session of Parliament on the following grounds.
1. All major national political parties have unambiguously supported one-third reservations in Parliament and the State Assemblies in their election manifestos only a few months ago ...