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Seminar on Women's Reservation Bill organised.

Thrissur: One third reservation for women in law-making bodies will help create gender-sensitive policies, Therambil Ramakrishnan, MLA, has said.

Addressing a seminar on Women's Reservation Bill organised here on Sunday by Niyama Sameeksha, an organisation to promote legal literacy, he said that women should empower themselves to handle greater responsibilities in society.

“Women's Bill is one of the greatest revolutions witnessed by the country. Lack of sincere efforts on the part of various political parties delay the Bill,” he said.

V.P. Seemanthini, president of the All India Federation of Women Lawyers, said that women's reservation was necessary as women lacked a platform to prove their socio-political skills. She said that the Women's Bill was one of the longest pending legislation in Parliament, since its inception. “Amidst the resistance from various political parties, the fate of the Bill is still unclear.”

“Protest against sub-quotas is a deliberate attempt to postpone the Bill,” she said.

Former judge of the Kerala High Court K. Sukumaran felicitated Kodamana Gopinathan, secretary, Thrissur unit of Niyama Sameeksha, at the function.

District Judge B. Kemal Pasha inaugurated the function.

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