India's women's reservation bill is a transformative piece of legislation: USISPF

Updated: Sep 23 2023 7:57AM

By Lalit K Jha

Washington, Sep 23 (PTI) A bill to reserve one-third of the seats in the Lower House of India's Parliament and state assemblies for women is a transformative piece of legislation and a push for gender parity and egalitarianism, the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) has said.

In a statement issued on Friday, USISPF president Mukesh Aghi also underlined the importance of having more women at the top of decision-making bodies in the world's largest democracy.

The watershed bill received the Parliamentary nod on Thursday as Rajya Sabha voted unanimously in favour of it.