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Women's Reservation Bill

India TV News Desk [ Published on: March 10, 2010 0:00 IST ]
  • Janata Dal United party leader Aijaz Ali, center, and Samajwadi Party leader Subhash Yadav, right, address the media after being suspended because of their behavior in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament Monday, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Socialist lawmakers forced India's parliament to adjourn twice Tuesday as they tried for a second day to block passage of a historic bill to increase the number of female lawmakers across the country. On Monday, angry legislators in the Rajya Sabha rushed to the chairman's seat as he presided over the session, tore up copies of the bill and tried to grab his microphone. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
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    Janata Dal United party leader Aijaz Ali, center, and Samajwadi Party leader Subhash Yadav, right, address the media after being suspended because of their behavior in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament Monday, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Socialist lawmakers forced India's parliament to adjourn twice Tuesday as they tried for a second day to block passage of a historic bill to increase the number of female lawmakers across the country. On Monday, angry legislators in the Rajya Sabha rushed to the chairman's seat as he presided over the session, tore up copies of the bill and tried to grab his microphone. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, left, looks on as Rashtriya Janata Dal party president Lalu Prasad Yadav talks to the media against the Women's Reservation Bill, outside the Indian Parliament in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for a historic bill to increase the number of female lawmakers across the country despite protests from socialist lawmakers. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
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    Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, left, looks on as Rashtriya Janata Dal party president Lalu Prasad Yadav talks to the media against the Women's Reservation Bill, outside the Indian Parliament in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for a historic bill to increase the number of female lawmakers across the country despite protests from socialist lawmakers. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • India's ruling Congress party's women members carry photographs of their president Sonia Gandhi as they take out a rally supporting the women's reservation bill in New Delhi, India, March 8, 2009. Angry socialist lawmakers tore papers and tried to uproot microphones in Indian parliament as the government on Monday presented a bill to lawmakers aimed at empowering the nation's often marginalized women by reserving one third of legislative seats for them. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    India's ruling Congress party's women members carry photographs of their president Sonia Gandhi as they take out a rally supporting the women's reservation bill in New Delhi, India, March 8, 2009. Angry socialist lawmakers tore papers and tried to uproot microphones in Indian parliament as the government on Monday presented a bill to lawmakers aimed at empowering the nation's often marginalized women by reserving one third of legislative seats for them. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat, center, along with social activists celebrate outside the Indian Parliament after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is likely to pass. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
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    Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat, center, along with social activists celebrate outside the Indian Parliament after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is likely to pass. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat, right, and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj, left, celebrate outside the Indian Parliament after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is likely to pass. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
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    Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat, right, and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj, left, celebrate outside the Indian Parliament after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is likely to pass. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat, center, and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj, right, celebrate outside the Indian Parliament after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is likely to pass. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
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    Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat, center, and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj, right, celebrate outside the Indian Parliament after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is likely to pass. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • India's ruling Congress party supporters celebrate the passing of the Women's Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is likely to pass. Cut outs of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, wearing turban, and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi are seen. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    India's ruling Congress party supporters celebrate the passing of the Women's Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is likely to pass. Cut outs of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, wearing turban, and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi are seen. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • India's ruling Congress party supporters celebrate the passing of Women's Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is likely to pass. Cut outs of Congress party President Sonia Gandhi are seen. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    India's ruling Congress party supporters celebrate the passing of Women's Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is likely to pass. Cut outs of Congress party President Sonia Gandhi are seen. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • India's ruling Congress party supporters celebrate outside party leader Sonia Gandhi's house after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is likely to pass. (AP Photo)
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    India's ruling Congress party supporters celebrate outside party leader Sonia Gandhi's house after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is likely to pass. (AP Photo)

  • Women activists of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party celebrate after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed in the upper house of parliament, in Shimla, India, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. (AP Photo/Anil Dayal)
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    Women activists of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party celebrate after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed in the upper house of parliament, in Shimla, India, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. (AP Photo/Anil Dayal)

  • Congress party President Sonia Gandhi is greeted by women party workers after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed in the upper house of parliament, at her residence in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. (AP Photo)
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    Congress party President Sonia Gandhi is greeted by women party workers after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed in the upper house of parliament, at her residence in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. (AP Photo)

  • Sonia Gandhi is greeted by women party workers after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed in the upper house of parliament, at her residence in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. (AP Photo)
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    Sonia Gandhi is greeted by women party workers after the Women's Reservation Bill was passed in the upper house of parliament, at her residence in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. (AP Photo)

  • Members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union or Indian Farmer's Union are seen at a protest against the Women's Reservation Bill, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The socialists are protesting the government's rejection of their demand to reserve seats for women belonging to their community within the government proposal. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
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    Members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union or Indian Farmer's Union are seen at a protest against the Women's Reservation Bill, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. India's upper house of parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a historic bill that would reserve one third of legislative seats for women, despite a boycott by socialist lawmakers. The socialists are protesting the government's rejection of their demand to reserve seats for women belonging to their community within the government proposal. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon waves at UN personnel at the UN Base Airport. SG Ban Ki moon visits Haiti for the second time after the earthquake rocked Port au Prince devastating the city and leaving thousands dead on January the 12. Photo Marco Dormino
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    UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon waves at UN personnel at the UN Base Airport. SG Ban Ki moon visits Haiti for the second time after the earthquake rocked Port au Prince devastating the city and leaving thousands dead on January the 12. Photo Marco Dormino

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