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Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister


Subject: My views on The Women’s Reservation Bill.

Dear sir

As you know, the constitution of India gives to its every citizen the right to speech. So, I am free to express my views on any of the decisions that you and your government takes. First of all, congratulations to you that after so many years Congress has taken the initiative to bring the long pending Women’s Reservation Amendment in our constitution.

But as you know, opinions differ. You may find it very good for the women, but many of the citizens doesn’t. India is a diverse country, and before taking such a step you should ask the people who elected you before taking such a big initiative. Surely, it may be a great step for you and your government but not for the good of the country.

Like, if you have reservations for women, there is a possibility that illiterate (as said by one of the MPs) women will get seats instead of better candidates. And as it is clear that this will not at all be beneficial for our country. Also one of the MPs in favor with the decision said that it will give chances to less educated women to come in front and lead the country. So, you want illiterate people to lead the country? Great.

Also, our constitution clearly says that India is a country with equality for all. And by reserving seats are you not defying this right? As a Prime Minister of such a diverse and culturally rich country, this is very disappointing. And, at the same time, this is against the law. No one can defy any citizen of their fundamental rights.

Another thing which is very sad is that the women of our country say that they are equal with men and in some places ahead of them. So if they are equal or even ahead, so why do they want such a reservation of seats? This is also very disappointing. Actually, it’s a shame for the feminists, who fight for equal rights not reserved right. Why are they mum?

At the end, I only want to say is to please reconsider your decision about this Women’s Reservation Bill. Thanks for listening to The Citizen.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully

Manav Dhiman

Student, Active Citizen

Photo credits: indian_women by WildlifeProPhotos, on Flickr

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